HBCU GO Celebrates Juneteenth With Two Documentaries
HBCU GO, the main media supplier for the nation’s 107 Traditionally Black Faculties and Universities (HBCU), debuted two documentaries to commemorate the Juneteenth vacation. “Portraits’ N Colour: Re-Powered” and “Historical past Half Instructed Is Untold.” These two compelling and unscripted documentaries will discover the which means of freedom and the Black expertise in the course of the vacation weekend.
“Portraits’ N Colour: Re-Powered,” a documentary that includes a sequence of brief movies produced by Kristin Adair, CEO of Unchained Tales, weaves collectively the private tales of three girls from Washington, DC, New Orleans, and Milwaukee. Accomplished with a grant from the Public Welfare Basis (PWF), this system follows different grantees and trailblazers as they deal with unjust policing programs, profound penalties of violence and reimagine new options that remodel their communities from the within out.
The one-hour particular consists of interviews with PWF grantees Lashonia Tate and Ms. Adair, plus an interview with Candice C. Jones, President & CEO of the Public Welfare Basis, an endowment fund dedicated to remodeling communities, notably these of coloration, for 75 years. ‘
“Historical past Half Instructed Is Untold,” tells the story of The Historic First Baptist Church of Williamsburg, established greater than 245 years in the past, in 1776. Believed to be one of many first Black church buildings in America, the church was organized by a bunch of free and enslaved Blacks, regardless of legal guidelines that forbade Blacks from gathering on the time.
Over the centuries, The Historic First Baptist Church has performed witness to slavery, the Civil Rights Motion, and the trendy period of Black historical past in America. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke from behind its pulpit virtually 60 years in the past. In September 2016, the church’s “Freedom Bell” was delivered to Washington, DC and rung by President Barack Obama and Ruth Odom Bonner to mark the Nationwide Museum of African American Historical past & Tradition opening on the Nationwide Mall. The documentary will air Sunday, June 19 at 8:00 pm ET.
“Juneteenth is an extremely necessary historic mark in American historical past that ought to be extra totally realized, explored, and excavated,” HBCU GO President Curtis Symonds stated in an announcement. “We’re proud to current these two distinct documentary specials exploring the roots of the Black church and untrumpeted girls trailblazers combating on the entrance strains for transformative justice.”
HBCU Go is a cultural way of life vacation spot and main sports activities media supplier that embraces and represents the voice of Black Excellence each day of the yr by means of an all-new platform that captures the wealthy historical past, range, views, and cultural experiences at Traditionally Black Faculties and Universities. The community additionally supplies a platform for rising creatives in media manufacturing, branding, and broadcasting. Comic turned media mogul Byron Allen bought the free-streaming service in 2021.
The particular HBCU GO Juneteenth vacation applications commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Black individuals within the U.S. can be found on HBCUGO.TV, Roku, Amazon Fireplace TV and Apple TV. Viewers may entry the applications by downloading the HBCU GO App.
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HBCU GO Commemorates Juneteenth With Two Documentary Specials
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