Smithsonian Scholar Angela Tate and Singer Jevetta Steele Headline Juneteenth Breakfast

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The Minnesota Humanities Center is hosting a Juneteenth Breakfast event on Friday, June 17 featuring historian Angela Tate, curator of women’s history at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and noted gospel and R&B artist Jevetta Steele. This intimate in-person breakfast celebrates Black women’s unique relationship to the Black freedom struggle. This celebration will kick off shortly after 8:30 a.m. with a performance by Jevetta Steele and her band. Steele has performed in movies and on stages from London to Brazil, Carnegie Hall to the Apollo Theater, performing jazz, gospel, and R&B. Ms. Steele recently recorded the original soundtrack for the opera, “African Portraits” on Warner Classics Records with the Chicago Symphony. Following the opening performance, historian Angela Tate will give a talk on the background of Juneteenth, and the role of women, and in particular Black sororities, in upholding Juneteenth traditions nationwide. Tate’s curatorial work focuses on the African American story through the lens of women & gender, with a special emphasis on activism, material culture, women’s archiving, and critical family history. Duchess Harris, Professor and Chair of American Studies at Macalester College, will join Angela Tate for a discussion and audience Q&A on women and the long civil rights movement. Jevetta Steele and her band will retake the stage to close out the event. Tickets are $10, with a limited number of free tickets available upon request. Registration is required. Reserve your spot today at:


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