CITY SPEAKER SERIES: JUNETEENTH 101
June 16, 2022 @ 7:00PM | Doors open at 6:30PM
Lewisville Grand Theater
100 N. Charles ~ Lewisville, Texas 75057
Introduction followed by a screening of “Miss Juneteenth” This event is FREE to attend, but ticket reservations are encouraged. RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS
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6:30PM Theater doors open
7:00PM Lewisville Talks – City Speaker Series: Juneteenth 101 begins.
8:00PM Miss Juneteenth film screening begins.
Attendees are welcome to join us for both the talk and film, or just one event this evening.
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The Lewisville Talks – City Speaker Series continues to insight curiosity and promote meaningful conversation with its next engagement featuring Denton-based author Donald Norman-Cox, speaking about his book, Juneteenth 101: Popular Myths and Forgotten Facts.
Juneteenth 101 takes a closer look at the annual observance commemorating June 19, 1865, the day the U.S. Army came to Galveston to ensure Texans would comply with the Emancipation Proclamation. While the celebration of Juneteenth has grown in popularity in recent years, so has a wealth of legends, misinterpretations, and untruths about the holiday and its inception. Norman-Cox debunks these commonly held beliefs in this evening’s talk, followed by a Q&A session with audience members. His book, Juneteenth 101, will also be available for purchase at the event.
Following the presentation, attendees are invited to stay for a screening of Miss Juneteenth, a film directed by Fort Worth-native Channing Godfrey Peoples that depicts a former beauty queen and single mom preparing her rebellious teenage daughter for the “Miss Juneteenth” pageant.
Harry Eady, founder of the Denton Black Film Festival, joins us this evening to introduce the speaker and film. This engagement will take place in the Huffines Performance Hall.
For details about upcoming events, or rental information for the facility, please visit lewisvillegrand.com or call 972.219.8446.
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To reach The Grand from I-35E, take exit 452 and proceed east on Main Street to Charles Street. The Grand will be on the left. Free public parking is available along Main and Church streets, or at Lewisville City Hall.