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Kathryn A. Martin Library

Juneteenth Virtual Film Festival 2023

Films with a focus on African Americans, brought to you by the Kathryn A. Martin Library.

What's this?

Celebrating Juneteenth with films from the Kathryn A. Martin Library!

All of these videos are available for you to stream. Access is available for UMD students, faculty, and staff.

Create your own film festival! Choose a film or a few; learn and enjoy; watch something you know you'll like or take a chance and try something different.

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About Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a United States federal holiday. It commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African American people. President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863, but the order was not enforced by confederate states until the end of the Civil War. Texas was the last state of the Confederacy with institutional slavery and the announcement of emancipation, proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Texas, took place on June 19, 1865. 


Get Access

The links below take you to the Library Catalog. Look for the link next to View Online and watch the film. You may be asked to login to gain access to the video.​