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Juneteenth Celebration at Hempsted Houses

June 11, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

At Juneteenth celebration at Hempsted Houses, join filmmaker Ifé Franklin for a screening of The Slave Narrative of Willie Mae, a short film which tells the story of Willie Mae Lenox, a 20-year old Black woman enslaved in Virginia in the mid 1800s, who sets upon her journey to freedom. TSNWM began as a series of blog posts and live readings and was published in book form in 2018, edited by Letta Neely, published by Wild Heart Press, and printed by Red Sun Press. The screening will take place indoors at OIC, across from the Hempsted Houses.

Following the screening, gather around the campfire for a community conversation on the grounds of the Hempsted Houses at 6:00 pm to commemorate historic and present-day struggles toward freedom and hear more about the work of Joseph McGill of the Slave Dwelling Project

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Hempsted Houses
11 Hempstead Street
New London, CT 06320 United States
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(860) 443-7949