JUNETEENTH: Creating Legacy in Contested Places

The Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture is hosting JUNETEENTH: Creating Legacy in Contested Places, an online event examining the holiday and its importance outside of the historical context.

The program will include music from Rootstock Republic, premiering a new arrangement of “Strange Fruit” the seminal song, made famous by Billie Holiday; an engaging dialogue with Chef and Historian Therese Nelson, Dr. Andrea Roberts, founder of Texas Freedom Colonies Project and two descendants of Texas’s Freedom Colonies–Fred McCray, Dixie Community, Jasper County, Texas and Lareatha Clay, Shankleville Community, Newton County, Texas; and a celebration of Juneteenth through food with Chef and TV personality Carla Hall, author of Carla’s Comfort Food: Favorite Dishes from Around the World.

Read more about the event and sign up for tickets here.


As 2022 starts, let’s take some time to share our goals for CircuitPython in 2022. Just like past years (full summary 2019, 2020, and 2021), we’d like everyone in the CircuitPython community to contribute by posting their thoughts to some public place on the Internet. Here are a few ways to post: a video on YouTub, a post on the CircuitPython forum, a blog post on your site, a series of Tweets, a Gist on GitHub. We want to hear from you. When you post, please add #CircuitPython2022 and email circuitpython2022@adafruit.com to let us know about your post so we can blog it up here.

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