Friday, June 10, 2022

Feature Stream: Juneteenth

A former beauty queen and single mom prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the "Miss Juneteenth" pageant.

A Texas mother pushes her reluctant teen daughter to follow in her footsteps as a beauty queen. The Miss Juneteenth competition is no typical beauty pageant. It commemorates the day in 1865, some two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, when slaves in Texas were finally freed. It celebrates young African-American women who are descendants of slaves and determined to stand on their own. (Description adapted from Rolling Stone:

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