Uploaded on Jun 4, 2009
For a DVD copy please contact:
Texas Institute for the Preservation of History & Culture
Prairie View A&M University, School of Architecture
"Juneteenth - A Celebration of Freedom" is an inspiring, historical documentary that captures the spirit of the Juneteenth experience and explains the origin and evolution of this important date in the history of our country. The documentary provides an insightful perspective about this significant day in American history that is often misunderstood and overlooked. This is a compelling program that all viewers will find interesting and informative.
History experts such as Dr. Maceo Dailey, Rep. Al Edwards, Dr. Roland Hays, Frank Jackson, Karen Riles, Eleanor Davis Thompson, and Dr. George C. Wright relate personal recollections of Juneteenth and offer historical background about the day. The documentary also includes a dramatic performance of slave narratives by the Charles Gilpin Players of Prairie View A&M University.
A Project of the Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture
And the School of Architecture at Prairie View A&M University
Executive Producer: Akel Kahera, Ph.D.
Directed by: Jim Bailey
Director of Photography: Mark Susman
Produced by Sunset Productions at Fast Cut Films
Edited by Mike Snow