Community activists will show and discuss the film "Prince Among Slaves" beginning at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Tower City Cinemas, 230 West Huron Road in Cleveland.
Tickets are $6. Peace In the Hood, First Cleveland Mosque, the Cleveland Chapter of Intra City Muslim Action Network and the Cleveland Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations are sponsors of the Juneteenth Day event.
"Prince Among Slaves" tells the story of Abul Rahman Ibrahim Sori, an African prince enslaved in the American South at age 26.
The discussion panel will include the Rev. Dr. Valentino Lassiter of John Carroll University; Dr. Dorothy Salem of Cuyahoga Community College; El Hajj Khalid A. Samad of Peace in the Hood; and the Rev. Sala W. J. Nolan Gonzales of the United Church of Christ.
Stanley Miller, director of the NAACP Cleveland chapter, will give opening remarks. The Hue People will perform.
"We hope to use the film as a springboard for a dialogue on the state of race in America," said Julia Shearson, CAIR-Cleveland director. "Many have never heard of Juneteenth. Yet by knowing the tribulations and trials of the past we have a chance to promote mutual respect and understanding today."