Juneteenth Jamboree – DOCUMENTARY

As an annual celebration of freedom, the 2016 episode of JUNETEENTH JAMBOREE is committed to families.
The Wilson family out of Guadalupe County have honor their slave forebears by creating the Wilson Pottery Foundation in 1999, and in 2013 a museum at Seguin's Sebastopol House. Today the beautiful, utilitarian stoneware created by Wilson hands over a century ago serves up fine art collectors instead of grain, sugar, and dairy.
Led by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Freedmen's Bureau Project has digitized millions of records created during Reconstruction. Knowledge about your African American historical family is now within reach of your computer mouse. 

And more family stories from Austin's Stuart King and San Marcos's Ollie Giles.

Directed, Edited, and Produced by

Michael Emery