Jeru the Damaja attends Toca With Just Blaze And Talib Kweli at Cielo on December 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Jeru The Damaja, Poor Righteous Teachers, EDO.G Honored At Juneteenth Celebration

Jeru The Damaja, Poor Righteous Teachers, EDO.G Honored At Juneteenth Celebration

Published Fri, June 17, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT

The National Hip-Hop Museum is hosting a Juneteenth Celebration on June 19 that includes a grand induction ceremony and concert featuring Jeru The Damaja, Poor Righteous Teachers and EDO.G in Burlington, Vermont. The induction ceremony is part of an exhibit sponsored by the museum which runs from June 16 - June 23rd and includes "Hip-Hop's Freshest Fashions" which features a vintage Def Jam jacket owned by DJ Jazzy Jay, a Rakim Paid In Full Gucci jacket as well as Wu-Tang Clan, Yo! MTV Raps and other Hip Hop apparel.

"Museums help you to find out about experiences that you may not be familiar with," says Museum Curator Red Summer. "Whether you're just a lover of Hip-Hop, a purist or someone not well versed in it; you can find things here that connect you to things that are familiar."

"When we first told the public about this Juneteenth exhibition we got a lot of responses asking why Vermont?" National Hip-Hop Museum Jeremy Beaver revealed. "Our response was WHY NOT? The City of Burlington department of REIB (Racial Equity Inclusion and Belonging) had the foresight, so we think this is a great opportunity to expose Hip-Hop history, music and culture to cities and communities around the country and the world that might not otherwise be exposed to it. In our opinion, that's the purpose of Hip-Hop, to be a bridge or a uniter amongst races, politics and cultures so that we all have common ground."

"I've known about the National Hip-Hop Museum since it started," said REIB event planner Casey "Jersey" Ellerby. "I was given the opportunity to become the event planner for the the REIB in Burlington Vermont, which is a city with the second largest population of White people in the United States. My department curates events for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People Of Color) community , and I felt that the exhibit would be a dope install for the weekend of Juneteenth."

The exhibit is located at The Flynn 153 Main St. Burlington, VT 05401 and is free to the public.

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