About Us

Juneteenth Productions is a Chicago-based media production company founded in 1997 by Judith McCray. Specializing in documentary films, television programs, educational and web media, the company utilizes media as an effective tool for positive social change and communicating to diverse communities.  Award-winning documentaries and television programs have aired on national and international public television and cable networks. Compelling and inspiring videos have served the communication goals of numerous educational, health, and social justice organizations.

Judith McCrayJudith McCray is a multiple Emmy award-winning writer, director and producer with more than twenty five years of experience in television, documentary and educational media production. She has developed and produced programming examining education, the environment, history, science and technology, health and disease, labor, human and civil rights, and racism and prejudice.  Documentaries broadcast on public television and distributed to colleges, universities, schools and libraries include Chicago’s True Nature: The Forest Preserves of Cook County (2016 Chicago/Midwest Region Emmy Award), Colorblind: Rethinking Race (2013 Chicago/Midwest Region Emmy Award), Tal Como Somos (Just As We Are) (2008), Constructing Equality (2006), Nubia and the Mysteries of Kush (2003), Amazon Rising: Seasons of the River (2000), For My People: The Life and Writing of Margaret Walker (1999), and Mississippi, America (1996).