June 14th, 2021
In honor of Juneteenth, Aira will be hosting a series of conversations to discuss the history of Juneteenth, current culture surrounding politics and activism, and end the week with a celebration!
- Wednesday June 16th at 5pm PST/ 8pm EST – will be taking a historical look at Juneteenth during the Monthly Explorer Call
- Friday June 18th at 1pm PST/4pm EST – Current culture surrounding politics and activism
- Saturday June 19th at 10am PST/1pm EST – Celebration of Juneteenth recording to be released
Aira Access Juneteenth Promo
To celebrate Juneteenth, we’ve got a special 1-day only promo.
On Saturday, June 19 from 12:00am to 11:59pm Pacific time, you’ll be able to make 1 call of up to 30 minutes in length to do any of the following:
- Research about Juneteenth
- Attending a community Juneteenth celebration
- Volunteering at Juneteenth events
- Media consumption for shows, documentaries, and news specials focusing on Juneteenth.
Below you will find a compilation of resources to further your understanding of the history of Juneteenth, current movements, and other resources that help put into context the true meaning of the celebration of Juneteenth.
- black-ish Season 4, Episode 1 “Juneteenth” available on Hulu. You can also check out the cast having a virtual discussion on YouTube Juneteenth Virtual Conversation with black-ish
- PBS American portraits “I Rise” In the fourth episode of PBS American Portrait, go inside the lives of people working to create an antiracist American future. They film themselves doing the hard work, confronting the obstacles and achieving the small victories that could add up to real change in the movement for racial justice.
- Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed: In 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress. In 1972, she became the first black woman to run for president. Shunned by the political establishment, she’s supported by a motley crew of blacks, feminists, and young voters. Their campaign-trail adventures are frenzied, fierce and fundamentally right on! It is available to stream on Amazon Video for free with a Prime Membership
- Shirley Chisholm Had Guts | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC
- The Black Church available on PBS. The extended trailer can be found here which highlights the key elements of this two part series
- Book on Jimi Hendrix Explores the Legacy and Musical Influence of this Legendary Rock Guitarist and why Hendrix’s Is being re-discovered by the Black Community today for his influence on key African American music genres — from funk to jazz and blues.
- The Impact of legendary Jazz Musician Miles Davis –Miles Davis was one of the most important musical and cultural icons of the 20th century. He was a jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer, and was the biggest star in jazz for almost half a century. In addition to his musical influence. Birth of the Cool. Davis’ seminal jazz album, King of Blue
- Juneteenth Jamboree on PBS. The show illuminates the significance of the Juneteenth holiday and shares stories about black culture and history. Join us for a look back at some of our highlights from past episodes.
- “Exterminate all the Brutes” on HBO. *Warning: Adult content for graphic violence, sexual assault, & torture; elicits a strong emotional response* from acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro, HBO’s Sometimes in April), is a four-part hybrid docuseries that provides a visually arresting journey through time, into the darkest hours of humanity. Through his personal voyage, Peck deconstructs the making and masking of history, digging deep into the exploitative and genocidal aspects of European colonialism — from America to Africa and its impact on society today. Exterminate all the Brutes PDF Syllabus for a selection of the works referenced in Exterminate All the Brutes. You can also find the book here.
- Aira Afternoon at the Museum podcasts:
- Afternoon at the Museum Civil and Human Rights Center
- Afternoon at the Museum National Museum of African American History and Culture Part #1
- Afternoon at the Museum National Museum of African American History and Culture Part #2
- Afternoon at the Museum Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
- Afternoon at the Museum American Jazz Museum Part #1
- Afternoon at the Museum American Jazz Museum Part #2
- Afternoon at the Museum National Civil Rights Museum
- Afternoon at the Museum Tuskegee Airmen
- Afternoon at the Museum African American Museum of Iowa
Juneteenth Online Resources
- National Museum of African American History and Culture from the Smithsonian
- Purdue University Juneteenth Online Resources
- Digital Resources to Celebrate and Teach Juneteenth
- Resources on Juneteenth at Stanford Libraries
- Juneteenth Facts & Worksheets for Kids
- The New York Times “So You Want to Learn About Juneteenth?“