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Juneteenth Trolley Tour


Join us to recognize and honor men and women who fought for emancipation and those who fought for the civil liberties of Black Americans well into the twentieth century. The tour will be led by Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman, along with Moses Phillips, lecturer in ethnomusicology, music theory, and critical theory at Medgar Evers College. We’ll make a special stop at the grave of James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938), the man who wrote “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” widely regarded today as the “Black National Anthem.” Phillips will serenade us with a rendition of this powerful song and offer a flute interlude. Registration Required.

The Green-Wood Cemetery
  • 500 25th St.
  • Brooklyn, NY 11232