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"Thunder" Celebrates Juneteenth

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On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas with the announcement that tens of thousands of African-Americans had been emancipated and were now free.  The announcement came two-and-a-half years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation that freed slaves in Confederate states. But because that proclamation was made during the Civil War, it was ignored by Confederate states and it wasn’t until the end of the war that the Executive Order was enforced in the South.

Newly freed slaves celebrated emancipation with “prayer, feasting, song, and dance”. The following year, the first official Juneteenth celebration was born.

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Sons & Daughters of Thunder
 tells the story of the beginning of the end of slavery in America in 1834--thirty-one years prior to the final act of emancipation of slaves in the U.S. 

This Juneteenth the Sons & Daughters of Thunder DVD is just $19, including FREE shipping for 48-hours only!

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Happy 209th Birthday, Harriet Beecher Stowe!

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Harriet Beecher Stowe with her father Lyman Beecher.

209 years ago, on June 14, 1811 in Litchfield, Connecticut, Harriet Elizabeth Beecher was one of thirteen children born to Presbyterian minister Lyman Beecher. Her mother, Roxanna Foote Beecher, died when she was just five years old. Harriet Beecher Stowe would go on to become a world-renowned American writer, staunch abolitionist, and one of the most influential women of the 19th century. She is best known for her anti-slavery best-selling 1852 novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin."

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Litchfield, Connecticut - birthplace of Harriet Beecher Stowe.

In honor of Harriet's 209th birthday, we are pleased to announce the August release of our new documentary Becoming Harriet Beecher Stowe on DVD*!  For a very limited time you can PRE-ORDER the Becoming Harriet Beecher Stowe DVD at the special price of $25 with FREE shipping.

In addition to the documentary, the DVD will contain Bonus Features including extended interview comments, filmmakers' commentary, and more!  Just click HERE for details.

Becoming Harriet Beecher Stowe, by award-winning and Emmy-nominated filmmakers Kelly & Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, tells the story of the writer’s life in Cincinnati, Ohio and how these life-changing experiences contributed to her best-selling novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Beecher-Stowe lived in Cincinnati between 1832 and 1850, and just after her move to Maine, she adapted her Ohio experiences and anti-slavery sentiment into America’s most influential novel.View the documentary teaser below (for a previous WQPT-PBS broadcast).

Happy birthday, Harriet Beecher Stowe!

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Fourth Wall Films is an Emmy® nominated and award-winning independent film and video production company formerly located in Los Angeles, and now based in Moline, Illinois.  Fourth Wall Films' husband-and-wife team Kelly Rundle & Tammy Rundle focus on telling Midwestern stories through historical documentary films that reach viewers via PBS broadcasts, theaters, film festivals, national DVD release and online streaming.

Other award-winning Fourth Wall Films titles include Country School: One Room - One NationGood Earth: Awakening the Silent CityThe Barn Raisers, Letters Home to Hero Street (with WQPT-PBS)River to River: Iowa’s Forgotten Highway 6, Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg (with McMarr, LTD.)Villisca: Living with a Mystery, Good Earth: Awakening the Silent City, The Amish Incident, and the Lost Nation: The Ioway film series. All are available on DVD at http://fourthwallfilms.com/shop.html.