Miss Juneteenth is a 2020 American drama film written and directed by Channing Godfrey Peoples and stars Nicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson, and Alexis Chikaeze.
The plot follows Turquoise Jones, a single mom with a rebellious teenager who works at a BBQ & Lounge. Turquoise is a former Miss Juneteenth beauty queen, 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, preps her daughter, Kai, to become Miss Juneteenth, even if Kai has other plans.
The film premiered at Sundance in January 2020 and was released via video on demand on June 19, 2020, the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth.