Kumbayah-- the Juneteenth Story: A Play

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Seriously Incorporated, 1998 - African Americans - 83 pages
This play within a play opens in the present time in a Minneapolis, Minnesota soul-food restaurant where a group of youth discuss the meaning of Juneteenth. They decide to attend a play on the subject and the story shifts into the American Civil War era, with Frederick Douglass as narrator. While on a cattle selling trip for his Master, Lewis, a young slave, learns that Abraham Lincoln has freed the slaves. To prevent this knowledge from spreading to other slaves, Lewis is murdered by slave patrollers. Over the next two years, Lewis's spirit works to protect his people until the 1865 Juneteenth announcement of freedom.

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