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Gilmore: ' The Juneteenth Story'


May18

The African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child," means that a child grows up within a home, with a community giving input and understanding.

As I watched the recently presented play, “Kumbayah — the Juneteenth Story” by Rose McGee, I thought about this proverb.

I thought of the people who ensured that many children would see a play such as this. The target audience was Omaha Public Schools’ students, staff, family and community.

It was directed by Denise Chapman and presented at Beveridge Magnet Middle School. Chapman is a theater educator who creates safe spaces for students of all ages to explore self-expression and creativity.

The play by McGee, a playwright from Golden Valley, Minnesota, and project officer for Minnesota Humanities, was fictional; however, it addresses a very real event in American history. https://www.omaha.com/living/gilmore-the-juneteenth-story-shows-that-it-takes-a-village/article

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