Today, as we come together to celebrate and commemorate Juneteenth, I am thrilled to announce the launch of the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington website ( Designing this non-profit’s website has been a real privilege for me, especially because Arlington, VA holds a special place in my heart as my hometown. 🇺🇸

Screencap of BMHA Homepage. Website design by Angelo Lagdameo.

In a time when Black history is facing the threat of being banned or diluted, the importance of having a dedicated Black history museum like the BHMA cannot be emphasized enough. It serves as a powerful testament to the resilience, struggles, and triumphs of Black Arlingtonians and Black Americans throughout history.

Juneteenth holds tremendous significance as a day that symbolizes the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. It reminds us of the strength, resilience, and unyielding spirit of those who fought for freedom and equality. Let us honor their legacy by fostering unity, understanding, and progress in our communities.

For Juneteenth, I encourage you to visit specific destinations (like the BHMA) this summer that honor and highlight the remarkable contributions of Black Americans in our history, art, and science. By immersing ourselves in these spaces, we gain a deeper appreciation for the profound impact and rich heritage of Black voices.

To stay connected with the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington and stay informed about our upcoming events, thought-provoking lectures, captivating video lessons, and engaging history articles, I invite you to sign up for our newsletter. Together, we can continue to celebrate the spirit of freedom and ensure that Black history is celebrated, cherished, and shared.

On this Juneteenth, let us reaffirm our commitment to justice, equality, and the pursuit of true freedom for all. May this day inspire us to create a future where every individual can thrive, unburdened by the weight of prejudice and discrimination. Wishing you a joyous Juneteenth celebration filled with hope, love, and FREEDOM! 🇺🇸

Angelo Lagdameo
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