This Juneteenth we commemorate the holiday with two contrasting and powerful segments — Remembrance and Celebration. Remembrance is about the past and represents the struggle of Black Americans in fighting for where we are today. Celebration is filled with the joy and jubilee felt in the presence of positive change happening now and in the future. Listen now to this one-hour special that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved black Americans, with hosts Steve Staruch and Jeffrey Yelverton.
William Grant Still — And They Lynched Him on a Tree: No. 6 They Left Him Hanging
VocalEssence Ensemble Singers & Orchestra
William Grant Still — Darker America
American Symphony Orchestra
Margaret Bonds — The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Darryl Taylor, tenor; Maria Corley, piano
Undine Smith Moore — Before I'd Be a Slave
Maria Corley, piano
George Walker — Folk Songs for Orchestra I. Going to lay down my sword and shield
Cleveland Chamber Symphony
Regina Harris Baiocchi — ‘Hold Out for Joy’
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor — African Suite: Danse Negre
London Symphony Orchestra
Adolphus Hailstork — ‘Shout for Joy’
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