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Week three of 'A 2021 California Virtual Juneteenth,' honors excellence in politics and art @ 12p

By ONME Newswire

In this Juneteenth video four-part series broadcast, week three, episode three of A 2021 CA Virtual Juneteenth: Celebrating Black Excellence, view a montage of statements regarding reparations and Black excellence, learn about the African American Historical & Cultural Museum’s presentation on all the Central Valley Black women in politics – followed by special recognition of elected officials, Kimberly Tapscott-Munson and Paula Massey.

Following the awardee presentation, viewers will have a chance to learn about the California Museum of Jazz and Blues, the Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum and enjoy special artist features from throughout the California regions.

Episode three will broadcast simultaneously to TV and online this Saturday, July 3, 2021.

Some of the highlights featured in this episode include:

  • Central Valley Black Women in Politics presentation hosted by ONME and AAHCMSJV

  • Kimberly Tapscott Munson and Paula Massey awardee recognition overview and interviews

  • Central Valley Black graduation highlights sponsored by the Fresno County Office of Education Foundation

  • History and overviews of the AAHCMSJV, Soujourner Truth African Heritage Museum, and California

  • Los Angeles born Jazz and Blues legends

  • Several artist profiles, including Ricky Acevedo, Melanie Glass, and Asya Abdrahman


A special treat for first come first served:

Educational Employees Credit Union (EECU) has sponsored 600 entrants to the virtual Harlem Renaissance Exhibit hosted by AAHCMSJV has for the public this week.



In case you missed episode 2 of the 2021 CA Virtual Juneteenth ...


The celebration, A 2021 CA Virtual Juneteenth: Celebrating Black Excellence, continues this week with the last episode four broadcasting on TV and online this Saturday, July 10, 2021.

For more information on this event along with how to watch this broadcast weekly online or on TV, read a detailed news story about the event here.


About the Museum Partners

Event co-host and partner The African-American Historical & Cultural Museum of the San Joaquin Valley (AAHCMSJV) is a historical icon nestled in Fresno, CA, downtown's Art Mural District Fulton St. since 1993, reflecting the African-American community leaders and figures from throughout the San Joaquin Valley.

AAHCMSJV's sponsor, EECU, is granting 600 viewers special access to The Harlem Renaissance and "The New Negro" virtual tour. The partnership will create more opportunities to access the tour and educate the community. Their sponsorship provides the opportunity for free admission to view the virtual tour online, newly extended to July 30, 2021.

Event partner the California Jazz and Blues Museum was started by Barbara Morrison, a Jazz and Blues Legend. As a Vocalist, she has been featured on two Grammy Award-nominated albums. For a third Grammy Award-nominated album, Barbara Morrison's Blue Lady Records served as Producer. A multi-hyphenate, Barbara Morrison is also the Founder of The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center and the Founder and President of the California Jazz & Blues Museum, located in Leimert Park, CA. Morrison also serves as an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies in the Global/Ethnomusicology Department at UCLA in Westwood, CA.

Event partner, the Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum, was founded by Shonna McDaniels, a visual artist and community activist, envisioned an institution to preserve Black history and celebrate African American people's accomplishments and legacy. The museum is named for Sojourner Truth, who, although born a slave, worked tirelessly for abolition, women's rights, non-violence, and civil and economic advancement of oppressed people. The museum gives homage to Mrs. Sojourner by expanding the historical & biographical knowledge of her life's work and carrying on her mission by teaching, demonstrating, and promoting projects that accentuate the ideals and principles for which she stood.



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