|This Saturday, June 19, marks Juneteenth, the annual celebration of the emancipation of enslaved Africans in Galveston, Texas, in 1865. Members of the SBCC community as well as the greater community in South Bend have collaborated with Marvin Curtis and the South Bend Symphony Orchestra to produce an hour-long concert film celebrating the historic event.
Filming took place at Debartolo Performing Arts Center and features music from four composers of African descent, interviews with Gladys Muhammad and Latorya Greene, performances by Emorja Roberson and Pam Blair, and scenes from South Bend.
The film, entitled “A Juneteenth Celebration,” will air on WNIT Public Television at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, and a streaming link will be available on the West.SB blog.
You can view the trailer for the film by clicking the link above!