Here’s how celebrities celebrated June 19 this year
Juneteenth is about freedom, honoring ancestors, and black joy.
Juneteenth is a national holiday, commemorating the emancipation of enslaved black Americans in Galveston, Texas, who were the last to be freed. In 2020, it has become a federal holiday and Black Americans are spending the day celebrating with family and remembering their ancestors.
Here’s how celebrities honored Juneteenth this year:
Kerry Washington shared this “to do” list of what you can do today.
Pharrell performed at the Something In The Water music festival in Washington, DC.
And Usher joined him at the festival.
Tracee Ellis Ross gave us a glimpse of BTS on BlackishJune 19 episode.
Janelle Monáe hosted a pool party that seemed to be full of good vibes.
Lenny Kravitz shared this collage of powerful images on his song “Black and White America.”
Lizzo held its annual Juneteenth fundraiser where all funds go to black businesses.
Billy Porter shared this clip listing American cities founded by former slaves.
Lamorne Morris celebrated both Juneteenth and Father’s Day in this sweet post with his daughter.
Susan Kelechi Watson shared this illustration featuring black joy with a caption explaining how to celebrate June 19 this year.
Taraji P. Henson showed her love for black civil rights leaders who fought tirelessly for racial equality.
She also shared this clip of her dancing at the BET Awards, and it’s definitely a vibe.
John Legend got creative in brainstorming to celebrate Juneteenth and Father’s Day.
And Viola Davis with this perfect way for non-blacks to commemorate the holidays.
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