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A Pan-African flag flies from Black Lives Matter Plaza overlooking the White House on Juneteenth.
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'Juneteenth: Remembrance and Celebration' honors Black freedom

Juneteenth: Remembrance and Celebration

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

Joel Thompson — Seven Last Words of the Unarmed
University of Michigan Men's Glee Club

Margaret Bonds — The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Darryl Taylor, tenor; 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’
Picasso Ensemble

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor — African Suite: Danse Negre
London Symphony Orchestra

Adolphus Hailstork — ‘Shout for Joy’
The Aeolians


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