Inspired by true events in the late '60s, with reverberations today, family drama miniseries JUNE ROSE chronicles a woman's passionate transformation from suburban housewife to feminist and social activist.

In the late 1960s “Cherryvale” California, ten miles and a decade south of a San Francisco bursting with protests, police, and flower power, June Rose Wilder (40), a vivacious housewife and mother of four teenagers, defies Ed, her ex-Navy commander husband, and permanently raises her family’s consciousness when she reunites with her father and discovers her long-hidden Cherokee ancestry.

As June sews herself a thunderbird-patterned polyester pantsuit, proudly steps into her Sears moccasins for her first powwow, and returns to college amid Equal Rights, anti-war, and feminist demonstrations, Ed vehemently opposes her: A woman’s place is in the home.

But June waves cleansing cedar smoke over Ed’s Wall Street Journal, marches in protests, and volunteers for the Indian Center daycare. She truly blows Ed's mind when she takes a fishing boat to Alcatraz Island for the Occupation with Bonnie, a brilliant young Cherokee activist -- and Ben Fleetwood, June's charismatic and very attractive Sioux professor.

Without June’s solid, organizing presence, her once-tight family breaks apart. A wrenching identity crisis ensues, threatening June's marriage, faith, and even her sanity as she tries to balance her home life with finding a personal and political voice, fulfilling friendships, and -- above all -- peace with her ancestors.

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