Juneteenth Keynote Event

June 15, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO

June 15, 2023, 5:30-8:00 p.m. | Missouri History Museum

The WashU & Slavery Project and the Department of African American Studies have partnered with the Missouri History Museum to present Juneteenth Keynote: From New Orleans to Galveston to St. Louis and Beyond.

This in-person events blends education and celebration of the historical significance of Juneteenth in advance of the federal holiday on June 19th, 2023.*

Scheduled Events:

5:00–8:00pm | Explore Museum’s exhibits, including the #1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis


5:00–7:00pm | Enjoy food and drink available to purchase from Sugarfire.


5:30–6:30pm | Add your family’s story of migration to ongoing genealogical research with the African American History Initiative.


6:30–8:00pm | Head to the Lee Auditorium to learn about the history and meaning of Juneteenth and celebrate family and community legacies with Dr. Geoff Ward of the WashU & Slavery Project, Vanessa Slaughter, Jim Vincent, and the Community Gospel Choir of St. Louis.

*Because Black-owned businesses may close as a sign of recognition on June 19, 2023, consider being a client or patron leading up to or after the day. View Black-owned businesses here.