Juke Joints were Black owned and operated establishments where Blacks went to relax and socialize following a hard week of work. They were born during the 1880's in the rural south because Jim Crow laws barred Blacks from attending white establishments. Juke Joints are thought to represent the first "private space" for Blacks.
Join us as we celebrate the early history of Black Social recreation (Juke Joints) and the 50th anniversary of the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts:
When: Saturday April 15, 2017
Where: Philadelphia Clef Club, 738 S. Broad St (at Fitzwater)
Time: 7p - Midnight
The evenings activities will be led by The Harlem Swing Dance Society, The National Hand Dance Association of DC; New Charm City Hand Dance of Baltimore; Philly Boppers and Happy Feet Dancers. This includes dance demonstrations and lessons.
Admission is FREE but having fun is mandatory!