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Shout Hallelujah: Juneteenth at the MMFA

June 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM



With the Art Museum and Blount Cultural Park as our backdrop, this Juneteenth we’ll celebrate African American artistic traditions from Jazz and Soul to sculpture and images from as far back as the 1860s to as recently as 2019!

Join us inside for this celebration of freedom centered on culture, creativity, and community.

Continue the Celebration

After enjoying the events in Blount Cultural Park, head downtown for the Rosa Parks Museum’s Annual Juneteenth Celebration from 11 AM to 6 PM and then over to the Riverwalk Amphitheater from 4 to 9 PM where the City of Montgomery Department of Cultural Affairs will round out celebrations with an event honoring Global African Diaspora Heritage Day.

Weather Notice

Due to the weather forecast, this event will take place indoors. In order to safely welcome participants inside during the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, the MMFA will be limiting the number of visitors allowed to participate in certain activities.

For those not comfortable with attending in person, performances on the auditorium stage will be live-streamed to the MMFA’s Facebook page.

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Presented By

Shout Hallelujah: Juneteenth at the MMFA is presented by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, the MMFA Junior Executive Board, and the City of Montgomery Department of Cultural Affairs.

Wilson Auditorium Schedule

9 AM

Michelle Summers + Tonya Terry
Move Montgomery | Afro-centric dance Led by SQAD

9:30 AM

Michelle Summers
Design Cemented in Time | Tonya Terry
Juneteenth Story | Ibrahim Kareem Lee
Second Line-style Procession led by Avant Garde

10 AM

Amon Robinson (Jazz)

10:45 AM

Michelle Summers
Design Cemented in Time (1920s, 30s, + 40s) | Tonya Terry

11 AM

Lee B. Walker Jr. (Gospel)

11:45 AM

Michelle Summers
Design Cemented in Time (1950s, 60s, + 70s) | Tonya Terry
Lift Every Voice and Sing led by Henry Terry + Sheila Jackson


Jeremy Flyy & Flight Control (R&B)

12:45 PM

Michelle Summers
Design Cemented in Time (1980s – Today) | Tonya Terry

1 PM

Souled Out Groove (R&B) featuring Dionn Overton

Performing Artists

Jeremy Flyy & Flight Control

Ibrahim Kareem Lee

Dionn Overton

Amon Robinson

Souled Out Groove

Michelle Summers

Tonya Terry

Lee B. Walker Jr.

Throughout the Day

Museum Galleries

Explore your museum and see works by African American artists from the Museum’s Collection.

Artist Demonstrations + Sales

Carole Carson
SaQuia Evans
Homer Johnson
Karvarus Moore
Toni Toney

Art-making Activities

Decorate your own mixed media Juneteenth flag or create a Juneteenth collage. Sketching with Winfred Hawkins in the galleries (10 AM to noon).

Voices of Change

An outdoor art walk featuring ten portraits from the Museum’s collection, all figures who have helped to change our world for the better. Click here to preview the exhibition.

Food Trucks

All About Juice — Cold-pressed Juices
Arctic Ice — Cool Treats
Can A Brotha Get a Slice — Pizza
The Pastry Vault – Pastries
Plant Bae — Vegan
Potz and Panz — Authentic Southern Cuisine

Demonstrating Artists

Carole Carson

SaQuia Evans

Winfred Hawkins

Homer Johnson

Karvarus Moore

Related Program

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is a national celebration of the emancipation of the last enslaved people in the Confederacy. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Lincoln on September 22, 1862, and became effective on January 1, 1863, many slave owners in Texas withheld this information from their slaves. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, TX to announce the end of slavery in the Confederacy. Despite this proclamation, slavery was not fully abolished until December 6, 1865, with the ratification of the thirteenth amendment. In 1866, formerly enslaved people celebrated their freedom on June 19 starting the tradition of Juneteenth. As of June 17, 2021, the federal government officially recognizes June 19th as Juneteenth, making it a federal holiday.

Yvonne Wells (American, born 1939), Shout Hallelujah, 1999, cotton, cotton/polyester blend, and satin, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase, 2004.21.29


June 19, 2021
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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