Metroplitan Opera House performer and Dare County native Tshombe Selby will perform a free outdoor Juneteenth concert to celebrate anniversary of the end of slavery in America at The Cookhouse Museum in Manteo on June 19 at 5 p.m.
The Pea Island Preservation Society honors the history of Captain Richard Etheridge, who grew up enslaved on Roanoke Island and became the nation’s first African station keeper in the U.S. Life-Saving Service. The historic all-black station he commanded, Station Pea Island, is the only station in the history of the LSS with an all-black crew.
Selby will sing spirituals and other songs to highlight freedom, in collaboration with the Don and Catherine Bryan Cultural Series and with support from Towne Bank, Island Xpertees and Outer Banks Dreams Realty.
The Cookhouse Museum is located at 622 Sir Walter Raleigh Street in Manteo.