BOSTON (June 18, 2021) – This June, Liberty Mutual Insurance is offering a variety of ways to come together as a community to educate, remember and reflect on America’s history of racism and racial injustice.
Mirroring a long-standing commitment to education and a more comprehensive understanding of race in America, Liberty Mutual has partnered with The Museum of African American Historyfor more than 20 years. As part of a $1 million grant awarded to MAAH to create new programs on racial justice and equity, a portion of the grant supported the production of a new documentary launching on Juneteenth. Hosted by actor Hill Harper, “Jubilee, Juneteenth & the Thirteenthoutlines the historical narrative that led to the Juneteenth celebrations in Texas in 1865. The program also portrays the influential but often overlooked role that African Americans in Massachusetts played in the events that led to the abolition of slavery in the US.
Dedicated to racial justice and equity, Liberty Mutual is also sponsoring a content series as part of The Oklahoma Eagle’s “2nd Century Campaign,” raising visibility and commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. The Oklahoma Eagle is the last, privately-owned African American business that continues to operate in the famed Greenwood district, once known as the “Black Wall Street of America.” The “Of Greenwood” series is a 10-month journalism initiative that that contextualizes Greenwood’s history and contributions to agriculture, the arts, economy, entrepreneurs, education, health care, government/politics, music, and religion.
Together through these partnerships, Liberty Mutual is deeply committed to promoting education and dialogue, as well as historical preservation by shining the light on under reported and misrepresented events in American history.