The Film ‘Miss Juneteenth’ Honors Fort Worth’s Historically Black Communities

The Film ‘Miss Juneteenth’ Honors Fort Worth’s Historically Black Communities

miss-juneteenth2In the first scene of Miss Juneteenth, Turquoise Jones (Nicole Beharie) takes out the sparkling crown and bright yellow gown she’d donned fifteen years prior. As “Lift Every Voice and Sing” resounds in the background, we see a flashback of Turquoise waving to a cheering crowd in 2004, the year she was crowned Miss Juneteenth in the pageant of the same name. The film then jumps to the present day and shows Jones scrubbing a toilet at the restaurant where she works. “I will never get over seeing Miss Juneteenth cleaning toilets,” a fellow employee says to her.  Turquoise, a single mother in Fort Worth, works at both a barbecue joint and a funeral home so that she can make a living and pay fees for her…View Original Post

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