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Juneteenth Celebration with Jazz & Poetry at The Florence Griswold Museum

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The celebration in honor of Juneteenth—a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans—will take place on the north lawn of the Florence Griswold Museum. The event features a quartet led by legendary bassist Nat Reeves and new work by Connecticut poets Marilyn Nelson, Kate Rushin, Rhonda Ward, and Antoinette Brim-Bell, who in 2021 created a tribute in verse to those enslaved in the historic town of Lyme. The jazz quartet includes world-renowned saxophonist Abraham Burton, celebrated pianist James Austin, Jr., and impressive percussionist Michael Ode.

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June 22
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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