A former beauty queen and single mom prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the "Miss Juneteenth" pageant.
Turquoise Jones is a single mom who holds down a household, a rebellious teenager, and pretty much everything that goes down at Wayman’s BBQ & Lounge. Turquoise is also a bona fide beauty queen – she was once crowned Miss Juneteenth, a title commemorating the day slaves in Texas were freed – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Life didn’t turn out as beautifully as the title promised, but Turquoise, determined to right her wrongs, is cultivating her daughter, Kai, to become Miss Juneteenth, even if Kai wants something else
Part of Black History Month programme
FilmTalk: Followed by Panel Discussion for Black History Month
Carol Stewart (Chairperson, Medway African & Caribbean Association), Natalie Mbunga (Ethnic Minority Independent Council), Dr Will Norman (Reader in American Literature & Culture, School of English) & Dr Stella Bolaki (Reader in American Literature, School of English)