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A guide to some of Maryland’s Juneteenth events

Elmer V. Sembly III is minister of Woodlawn Park Church of Christ. His church and other Churches of Christ are organizing a "March for Freedom" on Juneteenth, Friday.
Elmer V. Sembly III is minister of Woodlawn Park Church of Christ. His church and other Churches of Christ are organizing a "March for Freedom" on Juneteenth, Friday. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)

Here are events in the Baltimore area and beyond for Friday’s celebration of Juneteenth.

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. “Juneteenth: A Virtual Event” hosted by The Academy Art Museum, Easton. Story times, historic reflections, music, children’s crafts, a virtual studio visit with Baltimore artist Antonio McAfee. Events livestreamed at academyartmuseum.org and on Facebook.

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3 p.m. to 6 p.m. “March for Freedom: Are We Really Free?” sponsored by Change Starts With Hope and Woodlawn Park Church of Christ. Starts at Baltimore Police Department Headquarters, 601 E. Fayette St., and ends at Douglass-Myers Maritime Park, 1417 Thames St. With speakers and an 8-minute, 46-second period of silence in memory of George Floyd. Rain or shine.

3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. “March for Racial Equality” Starts at Save a Lot , 5101 East Drive, Halethorpe, and ends at Arbor Manor Park, 1135 Elm Road, Arbutus. Family friendly march that will feature talks about Juneteenth and aims to “bring attention to the inequalities African Americans still unjustly endure and to discuss what we can do together to make America great.” Rain or shine.

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3 p.m. to 5 p.m. “Zoom Discussion,” hosted by Arena Players Inc. A “meaningful, solutions-oriented dialogue” on “the contributions of our ancestors” and “how to continue a legacy of art and activism.” Company members, supporters and friends asked to RSVP at arenaplayers@gmail.com with the subject line “Juneteenth Zoom RSVP.”

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m “A Time for Change,” a Zoom event hosted by the Black Faculty and Staff Association of Johns Hopkins University. Includes presentations by Janice Greene the Griot and Tedra Wilson (“TT the Artist”). Register at https://bfsa.jhu.edu

5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Celebration 2020” picnic hosted by Patterson Park and Canton neighbors at the Pagoda, Patterson Park. “Bring a food item; wear something red.” Free and open to the public.

7 p.m. “Juneteenth Presentation” hosted by the Arena Players, a free Facebook Live event featuring monologues and music.

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “The Power Within: A Celebration of Community Resilience,” a virtual panel discussion livestreamed on Facebook by the Frederick Douglass Foundation of Maryland. “Key figures” will discuss “what once was, and how we can tap into roots that produced a generation of powerful educators, scientists, lawyers and policymakers.”

8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Online Film Festival and chat with Charm City Classics Company regarding Spike Lee’s “Rodney King” and Ava DuVernay’s “13th.” Netflix account required; check links at https://www.charmcityclassicsco.com

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