Young & Restless Stars in Video to Honor Juneteenth
Young & Restless actress produces moving video inspired by Freedom Day.
Young & Restless actress Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair) has produced a video, along with Tenika Davis, under The Art of Unity’s YouTube Channel called The I Have A Dream Project. The project was inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement and was created in honor of Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day. The video features fellow Young & Restless actresses and actors Brytni Sarpy (Elena Dawson), Christel Khalil (Lily Winters), Bryton James (Devon Hamilton), Sean Dominic (Nate Hastings), along with Tamara Braun (Kim Nero, General Hospital) and others.
HAPPY FREEDOM DAY!!! The dream of one American Hero, now lives in the hearts of people all over the world. I hope you enjoy our labour of love. ❤️❤️ #theihaveadreamproject #JUNETEENTH2020 #happyfreedomday pic.twitter.com/Wi8FV4EL6d
— Mishael Morgan (@MishaelMorgan1) June 19, 2020
Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. It was on June 19, 1865 that the Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with news for the last remaining slaves that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had become official January 1, 1863. The project is described as a modern reinterpretation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s I Have a Dream Speech, delivered during the civil rights march on Washington, D.C., which took place on August 28, 1963. During this speech, he called for civil and economic rights and also an end to racism segregation in the United States.
The project explains they are, “Attempting to bring this ‘dream’ alive with the collaboration of actors from diverse backgrounds of age, race, sexual orientation and countries. Everyone put their own unique cadence on the words originally spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King. We are attempting to display unity and the fact that we are all more alike than different.”
Video: The Art of Unity/YouTube