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Mr. Emancipation: The Walter Perry Story

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July 28, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$25

Mr. Emancipation – The story of Walter L Perry’s determination to put on a celebration that would transcend divisions of race and class. Windsor’s biggest annual event for decades. Largest celebration of Emancipation Day in all of Canada.

Proceeds in support of: North Star Cultural Community Centre & Walter L. Perry Foundation

About the Film
Mr. Emancipation is the story of Walter L. Perry’s determination to put on a celebration that would transcend divisions of race and class, in spite of racism. He staged an Emancipation Day festival that was where everyone wanted to be like Jesse Owens, Dr. William Borders, Joe Louis, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Dr. Benjamin Mays, and Mary McLeod Bethune. Future stars of the Motown sound were witnesses and/or talent show acts, all in the celebration of the abolition of slavery. As civil rights activist Dick Gregory said “The largest Juneteenth celebration was not in America, it was in Windsor, Canada.”

TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/434123147

Details

Date:
July 28
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$25
Website:
https://www.capitoltheatrewindsor.ca/event/mr-emancipation-film/

Venue

Capitol Theatre Windsor
Capitol Theatre Windsor
Windsor, N9A 5P4 Canada
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Phone:
(519) 973-1238
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Organizer

Northstar Cultural Community Centre
Phone:
(519) 252-7143