Even earlier than President Biden signed a invoice into legislation making Juneteenth a federal vacation, networks and streamers have been setting particular programming for the vacation commemorating the emancipation of those that had been enslaved in the US. Extra particularly, Juneteenth marks the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation within the final Southern holdout state, Texas, on June 19, 1865.

The 156th anniversary of that second arrives Saturday — federal staff get Friday off. And this yr greater than ever Juneteenth is being celebrated by Hollywood. See the record of TV, streaming and competition programming beneath. We’ll be updating as extra info is available in, so refresh for the most recent.


NBC: On Thursday, In the present day‘s third Hour sits down with the newly-crowned winner of the Miss Juneteenth Pageant to seek out out what profitable the pageant means to her. That night, Morgan Radford travels to Galveston, Texas for The Nightly Information with Lester Holt to discover the historical past behind Juneteenth, and the way it’s being saved alive. Artist Reginald Adams and the Juneteenth Legacy Undertaking created a 5,000 sq. foot mural and large tech-based storytelling house to coach guests. On Friday, In the present day will cowl Chef Adrian Lipscombe and his work to ascertain Black foodways. Sunday’s Meet the Press will check out racial inequality within the U.S. and the nation’s highway to acknowledgement.

BET+: BET+ is capturing the spirit of the vacation by showcasing Black tradition by way of tales that commemorate household, love, laughter and Black excellence. Programming contains All of the Method Black, Chris Spencer’s nostalgic look again at issues we beloved concerning the ’70s, ’80s and ;90s, from the perfect Black household sitcoms to essentially the most memorable occasions; Miss Juneteenth, a joyful exploration of Black moms and daughters, discovering your voice, and embracing your magnificence; and Lena Waith’s Boomerang, which celebrates Black friendships, queer voices, and the complexities of the Black expertise.

Sundance TV: AMC Networks kicks off a brand new content material initiative that invitations dialog round tough points, with a section to accompany the highly effective documentary The Stand: How One Gesture Shook the World. The primary within the Can We Speak About This? dialogue sequence will air on Sundance TV. The primary visitor panelists will embrace NBA Corridor-of-Famer Chris Bosh, NFL participant Kareem Jackson, NAACP President & CEO Derrick Johnson and actor Terrence Terrell.

Fox: The Resident‘s Malcolm-Jamal Warner discusses the significance of observing and celebrating Juneteenth in America in a brand new PSA. Watch it right here.

Fox Information: Starting Saturday, FOX & Pals Weekend will function an interview with FNC contributor Alveda King, the daughter of Civil Rights activist Reverend A.D. King and niece of civil rights chief Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Later within the hour Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) will be part of the present to mark the particular vacation. Within the 1PM/ET hour, Fox Information Stay will interview Religion Morris of the Nationwide Civil Rights Museum in Memphis concerning the museum’s new digital program “Juneteenth: Raise Each Voice.” Within the afternoon, Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) will focus on the historic significance of Juneteenth alongside in addition to laws signed this week by the Biden administration. Fox Information can even cowl Juneteenth celebrations as they occur.

CNBC: The cabler has a protracted record of programming slated across the vacation starting with Juneteenth: 6 Methods Black Households Can Shut the Racial Wealth Hole on Friday, June 18. This system reveals the racial wealth hole could possibly be as excessive as $13.5B in response to new analysis from Duke College. That interprets to the typical Black household having a internet price of $17K in comparison with $171K for a white household. Different programming on Friday will embrace Juneteenth: The Significance of Black Banks and Juneteenth: The Story of June Collins Pulliam.

C-SPAN: The cable and satellite tv for pc business nonprofit begins its protection with a reside stream of President Biden signing the Juneteenth Federal Vacation Invoice on cspan.org. At 8 p.m. Friday C-SPAN3 American Historical past TV presents Juneteenth and Emancipation during which creator Tera Hunter speaks with co-editors of the Journal of the Civil Warfare Period about Juneteenth’s significance and her e-book Sure in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage within the Nineteenth Century. At 9 p.m. the channel will air Lectures in Historical past African People, Emancipation & Defining Freedom, a category from Virginia Commonwealth College Professor Nicole Myers Turner ton the lives of previously enslaved African People following emancipation. On Juneteenth itself, the channel will air a chunk at 8:45 a.m. with African American divers and archeologists discussing the preservation of African slave commerce shipwrecks and minority involvement in archaeological sciences. This system is hosted by Harvard Museums of Science and Tradition. At 7pm, creator and journalist David Zucchino will element how over 2,000 white supremacists rioted by way of Wilmington, North Carolina on November 10, 1898, ensuing within the deaths of 60 black males and the displacement of lots of of African American households.

ABC: On Friday the 18th, ABC will broadcast Juneteenth: Collectively We Triumph – A ‘Soul of a Nation’ Particular Occasion. The 2-hour ABC Information particular can be hosted by Leslie Odom Jr. will embrace performances by Jimmie Allen, Chloe Bailey (of Chloe x Halle) and Leon Bridges. Co-anchor Michael Strahan sat down for a one-on-one interview with former President Barack Obama about race, resilience and Obama’s e-book “A Promised Land.” The particular can even embrace tales by ABC Information anchors and correspondents.This marks the second yr in a row ABC Information will produce a particular to honor the historical past and significance of Juneteenth. In 2020, ABC Information’ primetime particular Juneteenth: A Celebration of Overcoming was the primary program throughout the board in its time slot. The particular can be out there on Saturday on demand and on Hulu. The particular airs Friday, June 18 from 9:01 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

ABC Owned Tv Stations: ABC O&Os will have a good time Juneteenth within the multiplatform documentary, Our America: Black Freedom, which is obtainable to stream now. Produced by the station group’s race and tradition content material group, the particular is a celebration of freedom and the “triumph of human spirit.” The corporate’s digital-native life-style model, Localish, which is obtainable on digital subchannels within the eight ABC O&O markets will highlight “All Pink Every little thing: Juneteenth Meals Traditions” from the “Black Freedom’ particular. Our America: Black Freedom will air throughout the owned stations linked TV apps on streaming platforms Hearth TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku with a Hulu premiere on Saturday, June 19, which marks the historic anniversary of Juneteenth. ABC O&Os can even have distinctive Juneteenth programming of their eight markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham. Matters will embrace the historical past of Juneteenth, hymns of freedom, generational wealth, reparations, and examinations of the vacation in NYC and California. For extra on every station’s Juneteenth programming slate, click on right here.

TBS: TBS will kick off the weekend with the premiere of its new Friday Evening Vibes block. Friday Evening Vibes is a brand new 52-week film showcase that includes various voices. Snoop Dogg joins host Tiffany Haddish and co-host Deon Cole as their first in-studio visitor. The premiere block is a double function of Creed and Creed 2 in addition to a dialogue on the origins of Juneteenth. On Saturday, TBS will air a Juneteenth Film Marathon beginning at midday, ET with the Creed movies adopted by Black Panther at 5 p.m., ET. Friday Evening Vibes debuts on June 18 at 7:30pm ET/PT.

PBS: PBS has scheduled two applications in honor of Juneteenth. Say It Loud, the PBS Digital Studios sequence that celebrates Black tradition, context and historical past will premiere a brand new episode entitled “Are Black Individuals Actually Free? Juneteenth and the Persevering with Battle For Liberation” on Tuesday, June 15. PBS stations can even air Slavery by One other Title, a strong documentary highlighting what number of African People have been pulled again into pressured labor with stunning brutality after the official finish of slavery in 1865. Slavery by One other Title will air on Saturday, June 19. Each applications are free to audiences and out there through the PBS Video App and PBS.org.

CBS: Ava DuVernay’s Academy Award-nominated movie Selma will make its broadcast debut the weekend of Juneteenth because the “CBS Sunday Evening Film.” Selma chronicles the tumultuous three-month interval in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King led hundreds of nonviolent demonstrators on a marketing campaign to safe equal voting rights within the face of brutal opposition. The movie can be broadcast June 20 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the CBS Tv Community.

Revolt: Revolt has introduced a particular episode of Revolt Black Information in partnership with Vice Media Group to honor Juneteenth. The Juneteenth City Corridor & Celebration will encourage younger changemakers to train their political rights and profit future generations. The particular will function conversations and musical performances from Earthgang, Tristan Mack Wilds, Van Lathan, Tiara Thomas, Kiana Ledé and a report from Vice Information Correspondent Dexter Thomas. The Juneteenth City Corridor & Celebration is premiering on Revolt’s linear TV channel and Vice TV on Saturday, June nineteenth at 12:00 p.m., ET.

FX & FXM: The networks ailing have a good time Juneteenth with black-ish episodes and two film marathons on FX, FXX and FXM, airing on Saturday. FX will present Selma, The Hate U Give, BlacKkKlansman, Inexperienced Ebook and Hidden Figures from 7:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m. ET/PT. FXX will air greater than a dozen episodes of black-ish on Saturday from 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. ET/PT. On the identical day, FXM will air The Hate U Give, Get Out and Selma from 3:00 p.m.-3:30 a.m. ET/12:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. PT.

Black Information Channel: BNC, the nation’s first and solely 24/7 information community will present programming from June 18-20 together with particular historic options, a day of service, interviews and occasion protection together with Juneteenth parades and festivals from coast to coast, together with these happening in Galveston. On Friday, BNC will host a neighborhood competition within the historic Castleberry Hill neighborhood of Atlanta, partnering with Black-owned companies to stage an uplifting celebration of Black tradition.


Hulu: Hulu is livestreaming a Juneteenth celebration live performance on Saturday at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET for its subscribers. The live performance will function performances from Gladys Knight, co-founders and vocalists of the unique fifth Dimension, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., and a 45-minute DJ set by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson. Non-subscribers can tune in to the livestream on Hulu’s Twitter account – @Hulu. Together with the live performance livestream, Hulu has up to date its One Small Motion microsite with further assets and can launch ABC’s Soul of a Nation Particular: Juneteenth: Collectively We Triumph for all subscribers on 6/19.

Fox Soul: In observance of Juneteenth, Fox Soul will solely stream the “Grandmother of Juneteenth” herself, Ms. Opal Lee, at age 94, internet hosting her annual 2.5 mile stroll by way of her hometown of Fort Price, TX. The initiative goals to lift consciousness of the significance of constructing Junneteenth a nationally-recognized vacation. For the primary time, Opal’s Stroll Stay has expanded nationally, with walks happening in Fort Price, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and New York Metropolis. This stroll symbolizes the two.5 years it took for enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation to succeed in the enslaved. People are additionally invited to stroll “nearly” alongside Ms. Opal Lee by registering to stroll the two.5 miles from wherever they’re positioned. Opal’s Stroll Stay can be streamed at www.youtube.com/foxsoul, permitting those that can not attend in individual to help nearly.

Peacock: Rachel Boynton’s Civil Warfare (Or, Who Do We Assume We Are) explores how People inform the story of the nation’s Civil Warfare. Filmed from President Obama’s ultimate yr in workplace by way of the current, it interweaves scenes and interviews filmed within the North and South, portray a multi-faceted portrait of the American psyche and the deep roots of our turbulent occasions. The movie lays naked a nation in denial, haunted by an embittered previous and the tales it refuses to inform. Civil Warfare (Or, Who Do We Assume We Are) is exec produced by Brad Pitt and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. It premieres on the streaming service on June 17. Peacock can even current the six-part docuseries Enslaved; Black Boys, a dialog concerning the intersection of sports activities, schooling and felony justice; and a Shortform assortment in Peacock Picks associated to the vacation.

TheGrio: Allen Media Group’s digital outlet presents its second annual Juneteenth Stay Celebration on Saturday. This yr’s theme is “Black and Proud: Discovering Pleasure in Each Hue” and can function U.S. Rep Maxine Waters, Billy Porter, Sterling Okay. Brown and extra. In celebrating Black America’s historical past and highway to liberation, this digital occasion will honor Black tradition, freedom and expression. TheGrio’s hourlong present of positivity, laughter, celebration and unity will livestream on Fb Watch at 10 a.m. PT on Juneteenth.

MagellanTV: Premium documentary streaming service MagellanTV can be making two of its function documentaries free for the vacation weekend, June 18-20. Throughout this window, even these and not using a Magellan subscription can watch the tutorial and compelling docs Monumental Crossroads: Heritage, Historical past, And Hate and The Battle for the Black Center Class without spending a dime on Magellan’s service. These documentaries are additionally a part of a particular, six-title Juneteenth Playlist that the service has put collectively for subscribers.

Tubi: Tubi’s United In opposition to Inequality: Legacy of Juneteenth container
gives over a dozen documentaries centered across the experiences of the black neighborhood together with I Am Not Your Negro, Anita and Up From Slavery. Tubi is obtainable on Android and iOS cell gadgets, Amazon Echo Present, Google Nest Hub, and on OTT gadgets similar to Amazon Hearth TV, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Vizio TVs, Sony TVs, Samsung TVs, Hisense TVs, Comcast X1, Cox Contour, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Collection X | S. Shoppers also can watch Tubi content material on the internet at http://www.tubi.television/.


Tribeca Pageant: The 2021 Tribeca Pageant has a full lineup of specially-curated Juneteenth programming. Every day all through the competition, Tribeca’s storytelling verticals will spotlight the voices of the African Diaspora with an emphasis on African-American artists, performers, filmmakers and interdisciplinary creators — all culminating on Saturday’s Juneteenth vacation. For the primary time ever, Tribeca will current The Harry Belafonte Voices For Social Justice Award named for the famed performer, actor, activist and civil rights chief. The Belafonte Award acknowledges people who’ve used storytelling and the humanities to enact change of their communities. This yr’s inaugural recipient is Stacey Abrams; honored for her excellent management, service and dedication to combating in opposition to injustices by way of her work as a political chief, voting rights activist and novelist. Tickets and programing specifics can be found at www.tribecafilm.com/competition. Tribeca runs June 9-20.

American Cinematheque: American Cinematheque will have a good time Juneteenth with an out of doors screening of Lovers Rock. The occasion will embrace a Q&A with filmmaker Steve McQueen and a silent dance get together on the rooftop of NeueHouse Hollywood. There can be music by DJ Benjamin Walker, meals supplied from Mia’s Kitchen and drink service will occur cabaret type at every visitor pod. The June nineteenth occasion is proscribed to Cinematheque members. Doorways open at 8 p.m. and the lights go down at 8:30 p.m.

The Broadway League: The Broadway League’s Black to Broadway Initiative will current its inaugural Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth, a free outside occasion centered round Black pleasure and unity that may function Black Broadway performers in a 90-minute live performance. This system is open to all, together with those that establish as Black, their allies and anybody else who feels a connection to this vacation. Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth will function performances from Lawrence Alexander with Gary Cooper and Jaquez Sims; Jacqueline B Arnold; Nick Rashad Burroughs; Bongi Duma; LaVon Fisher-Wilson; Amber Iman; André Jordan with Ravi Finest on trumpet; Crystal Pleasure; Stanley Martin; Anastacia McCleskey; Ray Mercer & Lion King Forged Members; Janinah Burnett with Keith Brown on piano; Keenan Scott II, Britton Smith & The Sting; Kimber Elayne Sprawl with Matthew Frederick Harris, Marc Kudisch, Tom Nelis, and Austin Scott; and Richard Riaz Yoder.There can be particular appearances by Lillias White, Ben Vereen and extra to be introduced in a live performance of tune and dance with reside music supplied by The Music Efficiency Belief Fund. The inaugural occasion will happen in Instances Sq. (Broadway between forty third & forty fourth Streets) on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from midday – 1:30 PM (rain or shine).

Intersectional Voices Collective: Grassroots arts group Intersectional Voices Collective, in partnership with Hello-Arts and The Africa Heart, introduced the second iteration of its mixture Black Lives Matter demonstration and Delight get together, the Juneteenth Jubilee. The Jubilee contains a lineup of Black trans and queer bands, singers, dancers, rappers, and spoken phrase artists, culminating in a “Rose Court docket” ceremony honoring black girls leaders locally. Performers embrace Icon Sinia Alaia, Courtney Washington and The Masterz at Work Dance Household, Britton & The Sting, Litty Official, Jiggy, Linda LA, Jlore, Alphonso Horne. Up and coming Ballroom legends Byrell the Nice will DJ a Ballroom exhibition set with Karma Mulan set to MC. The Rose Court docket ceremony can be hosted by Stonewall Protests founder, Qween Jean. The celebratory occasion can be held on June nineteenth from 1-7pm within the plaza bordering The Africa Heart on the corners of fifth avenue, Duke Ellington Circle, and Tito Puente Method,


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