June Jubilee: A Celebration of Black Excellence

Changing Tones June Jubilee: A Celebration of Black Excellence

June Jubilee will return in 2024.

The Changing Tones Advisory Committee presents June Jubilee, an event to celebrate the rich Black culture in Los Angeles using speakers, informative workshops, live entertainment and fun interactive activities for the whole family, including discussions on health and wellness, business and financial literacy, genealogy, technology and more.


Event Highlights

Relive some of the fabulous programs from this year's celebration.

Got Rhythm!

Tap dancer and drummer extraordinaire Channing Cook-Holmes presents rhythm tap in its purest form with live instrumentation.

Faithful Central Choir

Enjoy the anointed sounds of the Faithful Central Mass Choir as they share with us musical selections that feed the soul.


More: Say It Loud: Black Poets of L.A. | Bringing It All Together: Telling the Story of Your Ancestors | West African Drum and Dance | Our Stories, Our Voices: The Importance of Representation in Children's Literature


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June Jubilee: Featured Titles for Children

  • Ellington Was Not a Street

    Ellington Was Not a Street

    Shange, Ntozake
  • I Got the Rhythm

    I Got the Rhythm

    Schofield-Morrison, Connie
  • Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix

    Golio, Gary
  • Nikki & Deja

    Nikki & Deja

    English, Karen
  • We March

    We March

    Evans, Shane
  • A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story

    A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story

    Langley, Sharon
  • A Song for the Unsung: Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the 1963 March on Washington

    A Song for the Unsung: Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the 1963 March on Washington

    Weatherford, Carole Boston
  • All Aboard the Schooltrain: A Little Story From the Great Migration

    All Aboard the Schooltrain: A Little Story From the Great Migration

    Armand, Glenda
  • All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom

    All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom

    Johnson, Angela
  • Amanda Gorman

    Amanda Gorman

    Sánchez Vegara, Ma Isabel
  • Basketball Dreams

    Basketball Dreams

    Paul, Chris
  • Because of You, John Lewis: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship

    Because of You, John Lewis: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis
  • Becoming Muhammad Ali: A Novel

    Becoming Muhammad Ali: A Novel

    Patterson, James
  • Biddy Mason Speaks Up

    Biddy Mason Speaks Up

    White, Arisa
  • Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood

    Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood

  • Black Is a Rainbow Color

    Black Is a Rainbow Color

    Joy, Angela
  • Black Swans

    Black Swans

    Van der Linde, Laurel
  • Black-Eyed Peas and Hoghead Cheese: A Story of Food, Family, and Freedom

    Black-Eyed Peas and Hoghead Cheese: A Story of Food, Family, and Freedom

    Armand, Glenda
  • Blast Off!

    Blast Off!

    Loney, Andrea J.
  • Bright Brown Baby: A Treasury

    Bright Brown Baby: A Treasury

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis
  • Brown Is Warm, Black Is Bright

    Brown Is Warm, Black Is Bright

    Thomson, Sarah L.
  • Build a House

    Build a House

    Giddens, Rhiannon
  • Carved in Ebony: Lessons From the Black Women Who Shape Us

    Carved in Ebony: Lessons From the Black Women Who Shape Us

    Holmes, Jasmine L.
  • Change Sings: A Children's Anthem

    Change Sings: A Children's Anthem

    Gorman, Amanda
  • Curve & Flow: The Elegant Vision of L.A. Architect Paul R. Williams

    Curve & Flow: The Elegant Vision of L.A. Architect Paul R. Williams

    Loney, Andrea J.
  • Daddy Speaks Love

    Daddy Speaks Love

    Henderson, Leah
  • Dark Was the Night

    Dark Was the Night

    Golio, Gary
  • Dear Black child

    Dear Black child

    Rodaah, Rahma
  • Double Bass Blues

    Double Bass Blues

    Loney, Andrea J.
  • Free at Last: A Juneteenth Poem

    Free at Last: A Juneteenth Poem

    Kincaid-Rolle, Sojourner
  • Freewater

    Freewater

    Luqman-Dawson, Amina
  • Grace for President

    Grace for President

    DiPucchio, Kelly
  • Hair Love

    Hair Love

    Cherry, Matthew A.
  • Henry's Freedom Box

    Henry's Freedom Box

    Levine, Ellen
  • I Am Every Good Thing

    I Am Every Good Thing

    Barnes, Derrick
  • I Like Myself!

    I Like Myself!

    Beaumont, Karen
  • Ice Breaker: How Mabel Fairbanks Changed Figure Skating

    Ice Breaker: How Mabel Fairbanks Changed Figure Skating

    Vina, Rose
  • Ice Cream Man: How Augustus Jackson Made a Sweet Treat Better

    Ice Cream Man: How Augustus Jackson Made a Sweet Treat Better

    Armand, Glenda
  • In Daddy's Arms I am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers

    In Daddy's Arms I am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers

  • It All Comes Down to This

    It All Comes Down to This

    English, Karen
  • Juneteenth for Mazie

    Juneteenth for Mazie

    Cooper, Floyd
  • Just Jerry: How Drawing Shaped My Life

    Just Jerry: How Drawing Shaped My Life

    Pinkney, Jerry
  • Just Right Stew

    Just Right Stew

    English, Karen
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Celebration of the African American National Anthem

    Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Celebration of the African American National Anthem

    Johnson, James Weldon
  • Little Black Lives Matter

    Little Black Lives Matter

    Dill, Khodi
  • Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution

    Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution

    Winston, Sherri
  • Love Twelve Miles Long

    Love Twelve Miles Long

    Armand, Glenda
  • Martin Rising: Requiem For a King

    Martin Rising: Requiem For a King

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis
  • Maya's Song

    Maya's Song

    Watson, Renée
  • Me and Muhammad Ali

    Me and Muhammad Ali

    Asim, Jabari
  • Music Is a Rainbow

    Music Is a Rainbow

    Collier, Bryan
  • My Red, White, and Blue

    My Red, White, and Blue

    Tyson, Alana
  • Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters

    Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters

    Obama, Barack
  • Opal Lee and What It Means To Be Free

    Opal Lee and What It Means To Be Free

    Duncan, Alice Faye
  • Red Shoes

    Red Shoes

    English, Karen
  • Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound

    Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis
  • Rock, Rosetta, Rock! Roll, Rosetta, Roll!: Presenting Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Godmother of Rock

    Rock, Rosetta, Rock! Roll, Rosetta, Roll!: Presenting Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Godmother of Rock

    Bolden, Tonya

    This mid-twentieth-century music sensation has only recently been rediscovered.

  • Ruby's Reunion Day Dinner

    Ruby's Reunion Day Dinner

    Dalton, Angela; Southerland, Jestenia (ill.)
  • Saving the Day: Garrett Morgan's Life-Changing Invention of the Traffic Signal

    Saving the Day: Garrett Morgan's Life-Changing Invention of the Traffic Signal

    Parsons, Karyn
  • Skateboard Party

    Skateboard Party

    English, Karen.
  • Song for Jimi: The Story of Guitar Legend Jimi Hendrix

    Song for Jimi: The Story of Guitar Legend Jimi Hendrix

    Smith, Charles R., Jr.
  • Soul Food Sunday

    Soul Food Sunday

    Bingham, Winsome; Esperanza, C. G.
  • Speak to Me: (and I Will Listen Between the Lines)

    Speak to Me: (and I Will Listen Between the Lines)

    English, Karen
  • Stacey Abrams: Voting Visionary

    Stacey Abrams: Voting Visionary

    Loney, Andrea J.
  • Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual

    Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual

    Weatherford, Carole Boston
  • Sweet Dreams, Sarah

    Sweet Dreams, Sarah

    Kirkfield, Vivian
  • Swim Team

    Swim Team

    Christmas, Johnnie
  • Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee!

    Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee!

    Loney, Andrea J.
  • The Baby on the Way

    The Baby on the Way

    English, Karen
  • The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore

    The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem's Greatest Bookstore

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux
  • The New Kid

    The New Kid

    English, Karen
  • The Night Before Freedom: A Juneteenth Story

    The Night Before Freedom: A Juneteenth Story

    Armand, Glenda
  • The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver

    The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver

    Barretta, Gene
  • The Year We Learned To Fly

    The Year We Learned To Fly

    Woodson, Jacqueline
  • We Are Here

    We Are Here

    Charles, Tami
  • We Shall Overcome

    We Shall Overcome

    Collier, Bryan
  • Who Was the Greatest?: Muhammad Ali

    Who Was the Greatest?: Muhammad Ali

    Soria, Gabriel

June Jubilee: Featured Titles for Teens

June Jubilee: Featured Titles for Adults

  • Between the World and Me

    Between the World and Me

    Coates, Ta-Nehisi
  • Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock

    Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock

    Margolick, David
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

    The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

    Wilkerson, Isabel.
  • Alabama v. King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Criminal Trial That Launched the Civil Rights Movement

    Alabama v. King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Criminal Trial That Launched the Civil Rights Movement

    Abrams, Dan
  • Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”

    Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”

    Hurston, Zora Neale
  • Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women

    Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women

    Burton, Susan
  • Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and It’s Urgent Lessons for Our Own

    Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and It’s Urgent Lessons for Our Own

    Glaude, Eddie S., Jr.
  • Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party

    Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party

    Bloom, Joshua

    Bloom and Martin present their extensively researched history of the Black Panther Party, including fifty illustrations and photos, and o

  • Black Chameleon: Memory, Womanhood, and Myth

    Black Chameleon: Memory, Womanhood, and Myth

    Mouton, Deborah D. E. E. P.
  • Black Futures

    Black Futures

  • Black Women Directors

    Black Women Directors

    Baker, Christina N.
  • Breathe: A Letter to My Sons

    Breathe: A Letter to My Sons

    Perry, Imani
  • Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality

    Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality

    Brown-Nagin, Tomiko

    Among the many “firsts” in the life of Constance Baker Motley, she was the first Black woman appointed as a federal judge and the first B

  • Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir

    Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir

    Day, Daniel R.
  • Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

    Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

    Obama, Barack

    Before then-Illinois State Senator Obama introduced himself to America at the 2004 Democratic National Convention where he had the high p

  • Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619–2019

    Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619–2019

  • Heavy: An American Memoir

    Heavy: An American Memoir

    Laymon, Kiese

    Laymon explores his early life as an overprotected and overachieving son of an accomplished university professor mother: his own academic

  • Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

    Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

    Lee Shetterly, Margot
  • Hollywood Black: The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers

    Hollywood Black: The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers

    Bogle, Donald
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

    Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

    Stevenson, Bryan
  • Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement

    Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement

    Bell, Janet Dewart

    Learn more about nine women who made significant contributions to the Civil Rights Movement, and their experiences with discrimination by

  • Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites During the Jim Crow Era

    Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites During the Jim Crow Era

    Jefferson, Alison R.

    Jefferson brings to life the stories of the Southern California leisure destinations that African Americans created and patronized during

  • Negroland: A Memoir

    Negroland: A Memoir

    Jefferson, Margo
  • Nine Days: The Race To Save Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life and Win the 1960 Election

    Nine Days: The Race To Save Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life and Win the 1960 Election

    Kendrick, Stephen
  • Ordinary Light: A Memoir

    Ordinary Light: A Memoir

    Smith, Tracy K.
  • Parks x Ali

    Parks x Ali

    Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006.
  • Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971

    Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971

  • Saying It Loud: 1966–The Year Black Power Challenged the Civil Rights Movement

    Saying It Loud: 1966–The Year Black Power Challenged the Civil Rights Movement

    Whitaker, Mark
  • Sister Outsider

    Sister Outsider

    Lorde, Audre
  • The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

    The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

  • The Black Cabinet: The Untold Story of African Americans and Politics During the Age of Roosevelt

    The Black Cabinet: The Untold Story of African Americans and Politics During the Age of Roosevelt

    Watts, Jill

    Watts, a California history professor, provides a well-researched and dramatic history of the African American advisors, known as the Bla

  • The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song

    The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song

    Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
  • The Dead are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X

    The Dead are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X

    Payne, Les

    Winner: 2020 National Book Award for Non-Fiction

  • The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

    The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

    Morrison, Toni
  • The Third Reconstruction: America’s Struggle for Racial Justice in the Twenty-First Century

    The Third Reconstruction: America’s Struggle for Racial Justice in the Twenty-First Century

    Joseph, Peniel E.
  • Three Seconds of Hell

    Three Seconds of Hell

    Lowder, Penelope
  • Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary

    Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary

    Williams, Juan
  • Vigilance: The Life of William Still, Father of the Underground Railroad

    Vigilance: The Life of William Still, Father of the Underground Railroad

    Diemer, Andrew K.
  • We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

    We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

    Coates, Ta-Nehisi
  • White Lies: The Double Life of Walter White and Americas Darkest Secret

    White Lies: The Double Life of Walter White and Americas Darkest Secret

    Baime, A. J.
  • With Her Fist Raised: Dorothy Pitman Hughes and the Transformative Power of Black Community Activism

    With Her Fist Raised: Dorothy Pitman Hughes and the Transformative Power of Black Community Activism

    Lovett, Laura L.

June Jubilee: Featured Poetry Titles

  • ... After ... : A Collection of Stories

    ... After ... : A Collection of Stories

    Rivera Escamilla, Carolina
  • 365.2013: A Poem a Day Series

    365.2013: A Poem a Day Series

    Zainabu, Jaha
  • 365.2015: A Poem a Day Series

    365.2015: A Poem a Day Series

    Underwood, Wyatt
  • Ashay Speaks: A Collection of Poems

    Ashay Speaks: A Collection of Poems

    Mathieu, Ashay
  • Bless Your Sweet Bones: A Collection of Poetry

    Bless Your Sweet Bones: A Collection of Poetry

    Williams, Melaina
  • Born to Waltz: A Collection of Poetry

    Born to Waltz: A Collection of Poetry

    Piquette, Mo
  • Calabama

    Calabama

    Faraji, Yaa Asantewaa
  • Can’t No Woman, Woman Like Me: Poems

    Can’t No Woman, Woman Like Me: Poems

    Gallion, Jessica D.
  • C’est LA Vida: The Art of Blossoming

    C’est LA Vida: The Art of Blossoming

    Montez, Vida
  • Death by Comb: A Collection of Poetry

    Death by Comb: A Collection of Poetry

    Carter, Camari
  • Endeavor: A Poetry Collection

    Endeavor: A Poetry Collection

    Guardado, Cynthia
  • ForeverEVOlve: Poems

    ForeverEVOlve: Poems

    Rhea-Turner, Rykiell
  • Friends My Poems Gave Me: A Collection of Poems and Drawings

    Friends My Poems Gave Me: A Collection of Poems and Drawings

    Becker, Charlie
  • Grandmothers With Voices: A Collection of Poems

    Grandmothers With Voices: A Collection of Poems

    Adeeba, Sabreen
  • Hidden Moments

    Hidden Moments

    Ex, Queen
  • Holla If You Feel Me: A Collection of Poetry

    Holla If You Feel Me: A Collection of Poetry

    Allen, Ereene
  • How To Bear Your Teeth at Strangers

    How To Bear Your Teeth at Strangers

    Elise, Amon
  • Hymn: Poems

    Hymn: Poems

    Kali, V.
  • In Love and Grace: Poems

    In Love and Grace: Poems

    Parent Harris, Lida
  • Journeys of a Wombman: Poems

    Journeys of a Wombman: Poems

    Youngblood, K'Lynn
  • Loving a Lioness: Poetry in Life, Love & Eros

    Loving a Lioness: Poetry in Life, Love & Eros

    Parker, Heather
  • Orange Lady: Poems

    Orange Lady: Poems

    Ayón, Erika
  • P.R.Y.D.E. in print

    P.R.Y.D.E. in print

    Lloyd, Marquitta, poetess
  • Peace in the Pocket: Poems & Builds

    Peace in the Pocket: Poems & Builds

    Kuahmel
  • Photopõetry: Poetry and Photography from South Central LA

    Photopõetry: Poetry and Photography from South Central LA

    Sims, Hiram
  • Runaway: A Memoir in Verse

    Runaway: A Memoir in Verse

    Tolliver, Imani
  • Small Wars, Little Revolutions

    Small Wars, Little Revolutions

    Matuchniak, Alyssa
  • Southern Spiced: A Brown Girl’s Tale: Poems

    Southern Spiced: A Brown Girl’s Tale: Poems

    Taylor E., Felicia
  • Spaces : A Devotional

    Spaces : A Devotional

    Davis, Christiana
  • Supple Verse: & Mind Candy for the Sunken Place

    Supple Verse: & Mind Candy for the Sunken Place

    Billingslea, Niki
  • Switches, Hot Wheel Tracks and Extension Cords: Spoken Blues

    Switches, Hot Wheel Tracks and Extension Cords: Spoken Blues

    Domino, Tommy
  • Tell Us, Marcellus: A Collection of Poetry

    Tell Us, Marcellus: A Collection of Poetry

    Davis Jr., Marcellus
  • Tending My Wild: Poems

    Tending My Wild: Poems

    Petunia, Alex
  • The Book Called: The Album: Selected Poems

    The Book Called: The Album: Selected Poems

    T'Challa, N'Jedi
  • The Distance of Observation: Poems

    The Distance of Observation: Poems

    Williams, Conney D.
  • The Funky Tube to Nubia: Poems, Non-Poems, and Portals

    The Funky Tube to Nubia: Poems, Non-Poems, and Portals

    James, J. Malaika
  • The Letting of a Little Water: [poems and polaroids]

    The Letting of a Little Water: [poems and polaroids]

    Peterson, Shakirah
  • The Orisha Talks: Tales of Lust, Love & Herstorical Memory: A Book of Poetry and Prose

    The Orisha Talks: Tales of Lust, Love & Herstorical Memory: A Book of Poetry and Prose

    Cochée, Tricia Alkmia
  • The Restoration of Orange: Poetic Transformation

    The Restoration of Orange: Poetic Transformation

    Bey, Nadia Hunter
  • The Weather Report

    The Weather Report

    Clayton, Charles
  • This Little Boy

    This Little Boy

    Allen, Brandon
  • Through the Soil in My Skin

    Through the Soil in My Skin

    Astrid
  • Truth Shots & Ida’s Brew: Cocktails and Elixirs

    Truth Shots & Ida’s Brew: Cocktails and Elixirs

    Louise, Stella
  • Womxn

    Womxn

    Valizadeh, Nooshin

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