Black Gotham Experience at AAMP

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Thursday July 1

6:00 PM  –  9:00 PM

On Thursday, July 1, the African American Museum in Philadelphia partners with Kamau Ware of the Black Gotham Experience to present an evening of conversation and performance exploring the historical significance and contemporary relevance of the Juneteenth and July 4th holidays. Through the revolutionary lens of historic figures like Samuel Fraunces, whose experiences are highlighted in displays at The President’s House on Philadelphia’s noted Independence Mall, this program inquires; “What are the revolutions of today?” 


Along with performance and conversations with  invited creatives from around the city, this mixer includes music and visuals courtesy of DJ and event co-host Rashid Zakat. Additionally, guests can enjoy delicious eats from a selection of area food trucks,  wine and beer at our cash bar, and complimentary access to the Museum’s exhibition galleries. 


More on Black Gotham Experience: Established in 2010 by artist/historian Kamau Ware, Black Gotham Experience creates media at the intersection of scholarship and aesthetics that illustrate the impact of the African Diaspora missing form collective consciousness and the public square. We reimagine the spaces directly impacted by the African Diaspora as human stories explored through interactive walks, talks, events, and art. Learn more at