Welcome to our Juneteenth 2023 event page. Below you will find a link to our event flyer, a link to our Juneteenth history page, and a lineup of guests. There will be music, storytelling, dancing, vendors, and art all celebrating our rich cultural roots and community.
In the spirit of Sankofa, we are honoring, celebrating, and planting seeds for the future.
Sankofa-- an African word from the Akan people in Ghana. The bird pictured here is a symbol of Sankofa. The literal translation is, “it is not taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind.” It is believed the past serves as a guide for planning the future. To the Akan, it is this wisdom in learning from the past which ensures a strong future. Thus, we will celebrate Juneteenth by honoring our African roots and connection dots via music, art, food, storytelling, etc., exhibiting Africa as World History for all to learn about and we will share available resources with the community to assist in planting seeds for the future.
Below are the guests that will be at the Savannah African Art Museum's Juneteenth Celebration on Sat, June 17, 2023, from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Get to know our presenters, vendors, and guests listed below by clicking on their photo/icon to be directed to their websites!
All other event information is provided below.
Please be aware that there will be no onsite parking for this event. Street parking can be found around the museum on 37th St, Abercorn St, Lincon St, and Habersham St. Please be aware of and abide by all city parking signs.
Opening Invocation by,
Rev. Dr. Da'Henri R. Thurmond, Sr.
Senior Pastor of St. Paul CME Church
Presenters and Activities
African Food Samples
Music by DJ Doc
Chief of Tamale Village, Ghana
Bull St Library - Kaye Kole Geneology and History Room
Youth Art Activities
Symbols, Traditions, and Bridging the Gap Presentation
Community Resource Tables