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Tag - African American Culture

Mrs. Opal Lee, activist, educator and community leader well-known for her contributions in Fort Worth, was born in Marshall, Texas, and lived there for 10 years of her life. Her first recollections of Juneteenth - the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery on the date that news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas in 1865 - were of the festivities held at the fairgrounds in the piney woods of her hometown. 

Self-Guided Film Tour: Miss Juneteeth

Posted On February 23, 2020 | Edward Brown

Fort Worth Filmmaker Channing Godfrey Peoples’ feature film debut, Miss Juneteeth, recently premiered at Sundance Film Festival. Ahead of its upcoming June release, the independent film shared a few of the locations filmed at in Fort Worth. Be on the lookout for these locales! The film is based
Lou CharLe$ is already a top name in the regional hip-hop scene, and he shows no sign of stopping. Last year, he helped curate the Fort Worth Hip-Hop Happy Hour as part of the annual SXSW music and film festival. The wordsmith regularly drops new singles when he isn’t hosting What’s the Word? on 97.5 KFTW The Pirate Radio.