Blue and White Stripes with more… (pt. 1)

Hello nzuri!

Wow, what a weekend of family fun; I hope yours was wonderful as well nzuri.

This will be a three part post, as we rocked this weekend with the start of a Juneteenth Celebration, as well as a Father’s Day turn up with the bae… My husband, by the way, came up with the idea of all the events on pre-fathers day and me bringing a change of clothing for all the festivities, isn’t that cool!! So although you’ll see multiple post lol, there all on the same day,🤪

My entire family was so patient (they took turns in taking the pictures) even the 7 year old was on board. I am so grateful for their support, it’s overwhelming at times!

Of course, the weather here in the Midwest is unpredictable, yet the day and all the photos were memorable, something we are all proud of.

The elevator at the museum.

This OOTD was a part of the Juneteenth celebration at the
DuSable Museum of African American History , which was our second stop of the day (more to come in a later post on the 1st event). I want to forewarn you that the shoes you are about to see will be in all wardrobe changes, THEY ARE SO COMFORTABLE! I wore these all weekend, no lye, all weekend; don’t judge me😁😏

Blue and white striped jumpsuit from Marshalls..

So, just a little about Juneteenth, it is “the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.”

So in celebration, we took in all the art, poetry, music, crafts and ambiance of this beautiful event at the museum; which was totally free! Awesome right…

I have to say that my husband and I with the children were in awe of it all, such a positive, spiritual vibe throughout the building. The definition of the celebration was explained to our youngest in clear, layman’s terms with a beautiful overture; I believe she left with a positive outlook of what was being conveyed.

The back of her Juneteenth Flag, she learned the celebration of freedom, for all…

We also made a family quilt…

A quilt once represented secret codes for slaves to travel by, this is our interpretation of a family quilt with codes embedded.
My son thinks Symphony is his child, it’s wonderful to see.
Yeah, that’s me staring the baby down, lol, she wouldn’t stay still!! Lol, she was having a great day! You see how tall my baby man boy is?? I adore them.

Yes, it was a long day; but it was fun and there is more to come, so stay tuned.. Thank you for stopping by nzuri, see you later this week for more.


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