June 4th, 2024

CNN to air Juneteenth: Celebrating Freedom and Legacy on Wednesday, June 19 at 10pET/PT

CNN to air Juneteenth: Celebrating Freedom and Legacy, featuring legendary musical performances and conversations with trailblazers, hosted by Victor Blackwell, airing Wednesday, June 19 at 10pET/PT. 

CNN- (June 4, 2024) – CNN will proudly air Juneteenth: Celebrating Freedom and Legacy, its third annual, star-studded night, filled with celebrating freedom, advancement, and the trailblazers who led the way, through musical performances and conversations, airing Wednesday, June 19 at 10pET/PT and simulcast on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

Victor Blackwell, CNN correspondent, anchor, and host of First of All with Victor Blackwell, will take the audience through an immersive evening commemorating the 159th anniversary of Juneteenth, the oldest known observation of the end of slavery in the United States, during the hour-long special. The national holiday, which was first federally recognized in the United States in 2021, is widely celebrated among African-American communities and others across the country.

Juneteenth: Celebrating Freedom and Legacy will feature musical performances and conversations with, John Legend, Patti LaBelle, and Smokey Robinson about freedom, progress and recognizing the people that paved the way. And ‘the Grandmother of Juneteenth,’ Ms. Opal Lee, shares with Blackwell how society got here and her hopes for the holiday.

Juneteenth: Celebrating Freedom and Legacy will air live worldwide on all CNN platforms and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Wednesday, June 19 at 10pET/PT and available on VOD until Wednesday, June 26. Max subscribers can also watch the live broadcast at 10pET/PT.



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