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Karamu House to stream "Freedom on Juneteenth" theatrical production

Posted at 5:05 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 23:23:40-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland’s very own Karamu House, which is the oldest African American producing theatre in the country, will debut its “Freedom on Juneteenth” Friday.

You can watch it live at 7 p.m. on Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Roku and Fire TV.

You can watch a trailer for performance, here.

According to Karamu House, the program is meant to “celebrate, educate, and activate communities.”

“Within hours of filming our last scene, another Black man, Rayshard Brooks, was murdered by a police officer,” said Tony F. Sias, president and CEO of Karamu House.“There is an extreme urgency to respond to these murders—and to address the freedoms that African Americans still do not yet experience, 155 years after the last slave in this country went free (on June 19, 1865). Freedom on Juneteenth is Karamu House’s unapologetic response.”

After the performance has ended, a 30-minute panel discussion will be held with local community leaders to talk about the Black Lives Matter movement, police brutality and the deaths of those from the Black community.

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