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Virtual Celebration Program

June 19, 2021

Tune-in here at 2:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 19, to watch William & Mary's virtual Juneteenth Celebration. Add the event to your calendar.

Morgan McCoy

The program will include:

  • A performance of “Evolution of a Black Girl: From The Slave House to the White House” by actress Morgan McCoy
  • Highlights from the groundbreaking for Hearth: Memorial to the Enslaved
  • A reading of the names of the people enslaved by William & Mary and student artwork
  • Music by The Gonzales Sisters, The Three Tenors and Matthew Willard
  • Remarks from W&M President Katherine A. Rowe, Williamsburg Mayor Doug Pons, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation President and CEO Cliff Fleet, and President of the Let Freedom Ring Foundation Connie Harshaw


Refresh this page if you do not see the video, above, and it is after the scheduled start time of 2:00 p.m. ET.

Additional Events in the Community

A series of special events will be held by community partners including Colonial Williamsburg, the City of Williamsburg and the Let Freedom Ring Foundation.

Colonial Williamsburg Commemoration Events

A series of commemoration events are being held at Colonial Williamsburg, including a lunch-time feast with food historian and chef Michael Twitty, and special programming and performances throughout the day.

Learn more about the events

Community Collaboration Motor Parade & Special Events

Join the fun-filled community collaboration. The motor parade begins in Highland Park and travels along Lafayette Street to Richmond Road, ending at Bicentennial Park. Includes the support of Williamsburg Action, Seat At The Table, League of Women Voters, NAACP, Williamsburg Police and more.

  • 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. | Juneteenth Motor Parade
  • 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. | Hampton Roads Customs Classic Car Show at Bicentennial Park
  • 9:45 a.m. | African Drumming with Adam
  • 10:00 - 11:40 a.m. | Corn Hole Competition & Other Games with Trinity G8mes
  • 10:19 - 10:30 a.m. | Bell Ringing/Community Collaboration Comments
  • 10:35 - 11:05 a.m. | Intense FIYAAAAA Caribbean Fitness
  • 11:05 - 11:45 a.m. | Can't Stop Won't Stop Line Steppers
  • 11:50 a.m. - noon | Freedom Ring/Final Gathering & Balloon Release

To be a part, or for info, call 757-808-5712.

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