Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long over due. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. Sensitized to the conditions and experiences of others, only then can we make significant and lasting improvements in our society. (taken from juneteenth.com)

Songs Played

  • Art Blakey “Lift Every Voice and Sing” [In my Prime] 1984
  • The Roots “I’m Just a Slave” [Black-ish – Juneteenth (Original Television Series Soundtrack)] 2017
  • The Golden Gospel Singers “Oh Freedom!” [A Capella Praise] 2006
  • Symphony Orchestra of America “The Philadelphia Gray’s Quickstep” [Those Fabulous Americans] 1993
  • The Clark Sisters “Is My Living in Vain? / You Brought the Sunshine / Hallelujah (Medley)” [Bringing It Back Home] 1989
  • Stanley Cowell “Proclamation Interruptions” [Juneteenth] 2015
  • Keedron Bryant “I just wanna live” [YouTube performance] 2020
  • .clipping “Knees on the Ground” [Soundcloud release] 2015
  • Dua Saleh “body cast” [body cast] 2020
  • Ndubuisi Boys “Tell Me Why” [Performed Live at the Juneteenth Youth Festival] 2018
  • Latisha “Juneteenth” [Juneteenth] 2018
  • Cast of Black-ish “Freedom” [Juneteenth] 2017
  • Gladys “Fatso” Bentley “Juneteenth Jamboree” [Swing O Rama: the Roots of the Swing Revolution vol. 3] Year Unknown
  • FKA twigs “home with you” [MAGDALENE] 2019
  • Blood Orange “Charcoal Baby” [Negro Swan] 2018
  • Ramakhandra “Andromeda Soup Dumpling” [Andromeda Soup Dumpling] 2020
  • A Tribe Called Quest “We The People….” [We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service] 2016
  • Orion Sun “Lightning” [Lightning] 2020
  • Jorja Smith “Blue Lights” [Lost & Found] 2018


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