Also known as Freedom day, Juneteenth is a celebration of the emancipation of those who have been enslaved in the United States. Capitol Park Museum in partnership with the Baton Rouge African American Museum will host live music, poetry, with keynote speaker Raymond Jetson of Metromorphosis. This Friday evening event will be a “kick off” for the weekend programming that is taking place throughout Baton Rouge. Celebrate Juneteenth with the Capital Park Museum by creating a meaningful blackbird collage. Participants will be read the book, Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan, a colorfully illustrated book with a beautiful message about appreciation for one’s heritage and history. The young artists will not only leave with an artistic representation of history and culture but will understand they should be proud of who they are. The purpose of this program is to give richer experience for young people to enjoy museums and cultural spaces and build their appreciation for Louisiana’s unique culture and history by immersive learning.