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Object Type: Folder
In Folder: Emancipation Day


This tape contains video shot at the 1976 Juneteenth celebration held at Rosewood Park in Austin, Texas. The video was originally produced by George Wilkerson and Bill Jorn, but this tape contains footage edited together by Bruce Blackwell for broadcast on Austin Community Television in 1989. Featured in this Juneteenth celebration video are a speech by Rev. Cecil Williams in front of the Madison Cabin, gospel sung by the Gospel Inspirators of Austin, Texas (also in front of the Madison Cabin), and shots of the crowds and parade. The second half of the video presents ACC student Erma Humpries conducting interviews with ACC instructor Roland Hayes, parade participants, Miss Juneteenth contestants, and Austin City Mayor Pro Tem Jimmy Snell.


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