HBCU GO celebrates Juneteenth with two documentaries
HBCU GO, the primary media provider for the nation’s 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), has released two documentaries to commemorate the June 19 holiday. “Portraits’ N Color: Re-Powered” and “History Half Told Is Untold”. These two compelling, unscripted documentaries will explore the meaning of freedom and the experience of Black people over the holiday weekend.
“Portraits’ N Color: Re-Powered,” a documentary featuring a series of shorts produced by Kristin Adair, CEO of Unchained Stories, weaves together the personal stories of three women from Washington, DC, New Orleans, and Milwaukee. . Supplemented by a grant from the Public Welfare Foundation (PWF), the program follows fellow grantees and trailblazers as they tackle unjust policing systems, the profound consequences of violence, and reinvent new solutions that transform their communities. inside.
The hour-long special includes interviews with PWF grantees Lashonia Tate and Ms. Adair, as well as an interview with Candice C. Jones, president and CEO of the Public Welfare Foundation, a committed endowment fund transforming communities, especially those of color, for 75 years. ‘
“History Half Told Is Untold” tells the story of Williamsburg’s historic First Baptist Church, established over 245 years ago, in 1776. Considered one of the first black churches in America, the church was organized by a group of free and enslaved black people, despite laws that prohibited black people from gathering at the time.
Over the centuries, the historic First Baptist Church has witnessed slavery, the civil rights movement, and the modern era of black history in America. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke from behind his pulpit almost 60 years ago. In September 2016, the church’s “freedom bell” was brought to Washington, D.C. and rung by President Barack Obama and Ruth Odom Bonner to mark the opening of the National Museum of Afro History and Culture. -American on the National Mall. The documentary will air on Sunday, June 19 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
“Juneteenth is an incredibly important historical mark in American history that should be more fully realized, explored, and excavated,” HBCU GO President Curtis Symonds said in a statement. “We are proud to present these two separate special documentaries exploring the roots of the black church and the untrumpeted pioneers fighting on the front lines for transformative justice.”
HBCU Go is a leading cultural lifestyle destination and sports media provider that embraces and represents the voice of Black excellence every day of the year through an all-new platform that captures the rich history, the diversity, perspectives, and cultural experiences of historically black colleges and universities. The network also provides a platform for emerging creatives in media production, branding and broadcasting. Comedian-turned-media mogul Byron Allen bought the free streaming service in 2021.
HBCU GO Juneteenth holiday specials commemorating the emancipation of enslaved black people in the United States are available on HBCUGO.TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV. Viewers can also access programs by downloading the HBCU GO app.
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HBCU GO commemorates Juneteenth with two special documentaries originally posted on globalgrind.com