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A JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

A JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

A JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

TEXAS, JUNE 19TH 1865 -  WAS WHEN THE US GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED THE END OF SLAVERY IN  THE CONFEDERATE SOUTH.

"ALWAYS FREE" IS A SOMBER & JOYOUS CELEBRATION OF THE "SURRENDER." 

IN THE 1930's, 100,000 FORMER ENSLAVED AFRICANS, WERE STILL ALIVE AND INTERVIEWED FOR THE FEDERAL WRITERS PROJECT. (Later renamed WPA)

A powerful intimate journey in American, African American and Civil War History.


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LIVING AMERICAN HISTORY

A JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

A JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

ONI CONNECTS PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR'S SOUTHERN DIALECT POETRY OF PLANTATION DAYS TO ORIGINAL Writers Project Agency NARRATIVES & FREEDOM SONGS FROM THE A CAPELLA GROUP, SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK.


Oni Lasana as Mary Ella Grandberry is on a book tour telling of her painful and jubilant experiences before and after Juneteenth.

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OPENING FOR RUBY DEE, NY

A JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

OPENING FOR RUBY DEE, NY

MS. RUBY DEE IS ONE OF THE FEATURED ACTORS WHO DRAMATIZED THE ACCOUNT OF KATIE ROWE  IN "UNCHAINED MEMORIES"...READINGS FROM THE SLAVE NARRATIVES. AS PRODUCED BY HBO DOCUMENTARY FILMS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS IN 2003. 

ALWAYS FREE! 

HIGHLIGHTS THE VALUE OF EDUCATION AND THE POWER OF A PEOPLE TO SURVIVE THE HOLOCAUST OF AMERICAN SLAVERY. 

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June 15, 2019 Saturday

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Slavery....the backbone of America... 'lest we forget.

Slavery....the backbone of America... 'lest we forget.

Slavery....the backbone of America... 'lest we forget.

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Heroes & Shero's of The Underground Railroad

Slavery....the backbone of America... 'lest we forget.

Slavery....the backbone of America... 'lest we forget.

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Juneteenth Celebration, Reading, Pennsylvania

Slavery....the backbone of America... 'lest we forget.

Juneteenth Celebration, Reading, Pennsylvania

Historic Kennett Square, Pennsylvania - Juneteenth 2019

Opening:  Ante Bellum Sermon by Paul Laurence Dunbar & original monologue's of several enslaved woman.

Music: "Oh Freedom" by Sweet Honey In The Rock

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When Dey 'Listed Colored Soldiers by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Music: Ashokan Farewell by Jay Unger (c) Swinging Door Music. Used by permission. All Rights Reserved. 

Video by Carol Black. 

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