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Juneteenth Film:
The Autobiography of
Miss Jane Pittman

Vintage film projector playing for New Jersey film festival screening.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Price: Free

Ocean County Library - Point Pleasant Beach Branch

710 McClean Ave
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
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Organizer:
Ocean County Library

Event Description

Explore the poignant journey of Jane Pittman, an emancipated woman navigating the treacherous path to freedom through the turmoil of 1960s Louisiana.

Watch her extraordinary life unfold in a gripping narrative framed by the brutal realities of slavery and the hopeful strides of the civil rights movement.

Discover this Emmy-awarded adaptation and learn how to access it through your local library's streaming service.

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on June 19th each year to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is celebrated with various community events throughout New Jersey, including business expos festivities honoring African-American culture and history. NJ legislation declares the third Friday in June as a paid state holiday, while a federal proclamation deems June 19 as a federal holiday.

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