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Making Black America

Vintage film projector playing for New Jersey film festival screening.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Price: Free

Ocean County Library - Lakewood Branch

301 Lexington Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701

Ocean County Library

Event Description

Discover the impact of Black cultural movements through the PBS episode "Making Black America." 

Immerse yourself in a narrative that explores the relentless quest for Black spaces and institutions amid legal desegregation. 

Unpack how movements from Black Power to Black Twitter have shaped radical consciousness, fostering a sanctuary for debate, organization, and celebration. 

Suitable for ages 12-18, this episode provides a deep dive into the dynamics of Black cultural and political waves.

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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