‘Miss Juneteenth’ Trailer Is Masterpiece In Film To Watch!
Vertical Entertainment releasing ‘Miss Juneteenth’ to Theaters, Digital + On Demand on June 19, 2020! Continue on to watch ‘Miss Juneteenth’ trailer written and directed by Channing Godfrey Peoples (“Queen Sugar”)…
CelebNMovies247.com has your first look at the masterful new movie written and directed by Channing Godfrey Peoples which stars Nicole Beharie (Shame, 42, American Violet).
Nicole Beharie portrays a former beauty queen turned hard working single mom prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the Miss Juneteenth pageant, hoping to keep her from repeating the same mistakes in life that she made.
The movie also stars Kendrick Sampson (“Insecure,” “How to Get Away with Murder”), and introducing Alexis Chikaeze in her feature film debut.
What is JUNETEENTH?
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Juneteenth independence day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America, outside Native American lands. Texas was the most remote of the slave states, and the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863, was not enforced there until after the Confederacy collapsed. The name of the observance is a portmanteau of “June” and “nineteenth”, the date of its celebration.
At first the celebration involved church-centered community gatherings in Texas. It spread across the South and became more commercialized between in the 1920s and 1930s. Often the centerpiece was a food festival. A third stage was reached in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, when the focus became the story of struggle for postwar civil rights. The 1970s saw a fourth stage, which returned the focus to African American freedom and arts. By the 21st century Juneteenth was celebrated in most major cities across the United States. Activists are pushing Congress to recognize Juneteenth as a national holiday. Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in 46 of the 50 states.