A photo of Ruby Jackson with the words #TheBounceBackRDU

African American Virtual Storytelling Series Commemorates Juneteenth 2020

A project by Alexus Rhone with support from Raleigh Arts

One of the most basic Black survival skills is the ability to change, to metabolize experience, good or ill, into something that is useful, lasting, effective.

Audre Lorde

To commemorate the resilient spirit of African Americans and to celebrate Juneteenth, #TheBounceBackRDU, a virtual storytelling event will stream live on Friday, June 19 at 7 p.m.
#TheBounceBackRDU features eight African Americans sharing stories about a time they fell down but didn’t stay down - they bounced back. The series is produced by Alexus Rhone, founder of Truth Meet Story, LLC, in partnership with Raleigh Arts and SEEK Raleigh.

The pre-recorded stories will stream live on YouTube and Facebook and include a post-show Q&A with the storytellers.

#TheBounceBackRDU Streaming Live on Friday, June 19 at 7 p.m.

About SEEK Raleigh

SEEK Raleigh, a public art project of Raleigh Arts, is an annual series of site-specific art installations and performance art events that engage the community through public art. Artworks occur in the City of Raleigh's parks, greenways, and community centers.

Learn more about SEEK Raleigh



Kelly McChesney
Public Art Director, Raleigh Arts

Alexus Rhone
Truth Meet Story, LLC