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Join Connecticut Landmarks for a Juneteenth celebration with the City of New London, highlighting the African American history of the Hempsted Houses and the surrounding New London neighborhood, with partners.

The celebration will feature music, dance, performances, a Witness Stone installation, and a dash of history, with activities and crafts for children. Speakers include Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project, Tammy Denease of the Connecticut Freedom Trail, and artist Jazzmen Lee-Johnson.


Registration appreciated, but walk-ups always welcome! 

This program is part of the Hempsted Houses’ Juneteenth Festival. See the full list of events here.

Supported in part by: New London NAACP, OIC, the Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, and the Chelsea Groton Foundation, Inc.  

This program takes place outdoors. In case of cancellation due to severe weather, registrants will be notified at the email address on file. If you have any questions, contact Site Administrator Lynette Fisher at hempsted@ctlandmarks.org

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