Beaufort ~ Juneteenth & Harriet Tubman Screenings
Experience two historic documentaries!
A fascinating look back at the origins and history behind the newest American holiday – Juneteenth | The Birth of Freedom, is the oldest and longest celebrated holiday in the US.
The holiday Juneteenth, commemorates the end of slavery and is the oldest and longest nationally celebrated holiday in the US. June 19th, otherwise known as Juneteenth or Black independence day marks the birth of freedom. The date is significant because June 19, 1865 is when Texas, which was the last Confederate state to return to the Union’s control, which in turn, set the slaves free. Slaves in other states had already received word that they had been freed, however, recognition and organized celebrations didn’t really begin until slaves everywhere were free.
Sadly, the majority of Americans don’t know or even recognize the importance of this date to our history. Not in just Black History, but an important milestone in American history and the birth of freedom.
2022 marks the 200th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s birth, as well as the memory of one of America’s most profound figures. Tubman was one of the nation’s leading human rights activists who assumed many roles, including that of an Underground Railroad conductor, army scout, nurse, and women’s rights champion.
Harriett Tubman also came to Hilton Head and Beaufort and was the first black woman to be a part of US military operations, including the Combahee River Raid, which rescued close to 750 enslaved people. Journey through her incredible life story in the epic documentary, Harriett Tubman | From the Railroad to a Spy that tells her complete story. Journey through the events and details of her incredible life story that are seldom told; from the underground railroad, to her work as a Union Army scout and spy in military campaigns from South Carolina to Florida.
Showtimes: 2pm & 4pm