KLRU presents the new documentary Tomlinson Hill on June 18 at 9 pm and June 24 at 10 pm. Tomlinson Hill documents how the legacy of slavery in East and Central Texas has created a region still divided despite the civil rights changes of the last 60 year. Learn more about this powerful documentary.
Also new this year is Juneteenth Jamboree: Texas’ African American Heritage on June 13 at 8 pm and June 16 at 1 pm on KLRU. Celebrate the history and rich culture of African Americans in San Marcos, Texas. Juneteenth Jamboree takes you on a tour of Calaboose African American Museum and the historic Dunbar neighborhood. Plus, learn about native son and musician Eddie Durham who provided innovation to the world of jazz. The Gospel Expressions from Texas State University performs “The Black National Anthem.”
KLRU Q will feature a special day of programming on June 15th. First up is the 2013 Juneteenth Parade starting at 10:30 am. KLRU has again partnered with Channel Austin to present the annual Juneteenth parade live.
KLRU Q will also feature the 2010-2013 episodes of Juneteenth Jamboree on June 15 from 12:30 pm to 3 pm. These programs, produced by KLRU, celebrate African-American culture in Central Texas. First is Juneteenth Jamboree: Texas’ African American Heritage at 12:30 pm. That’s followed by:
Juneteenth Jamboree 2012 – Visit the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center and its director/curator Bernadette Phifer. Meet Janel Jefferson, an artist who gets some of her old-school ideas from eBay.
Juneteenth Jamboree 2011 – Dr. Jessica Grogan and Funmi Ogunro.
Juneteenth Jamboree 2010 – explore the notion of freedom.