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Sony Music Group Honors & Recognizes Juneteenth

Sony Music Group is proud to honor and recognize Juneteenth, known to many in the United States as “Freedom Day”. Celebrated by Black Americans for over 150 years, the Juneteenth holiday commemorates the emancipation of America’s last enslaved people on June 19, 1865

Below, learn more about the legacy of Juneteenth, its significance to American culture and ways to celebrate.

Listen & Learn
Louder Than a Riot – NPR podcast
Juneteenth Conversations – University of Indianapolis podcast
1619 Project – New York Times podcast
Understanding Juneteenth – WXPN and The African American Museum in Philadelphia podcast
This is Why Juneteenth is Important for America – The Root video
The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth – Google and the Smithsonian NMAAHC virtual multimedia exhibition
So You Want to Learn About Juneteenth? – The New York Times article

Celebrate
Juneteenth Block Party: Join SMG’s Global Social Justice Fund partner, National Museum of African American Music, for a free, family-friendly outdoor event in Nashville.

East NY’s 12th annual Juneteenth Festival: Enjoy live performances, music, and food this weekend from Friday to Sunday either virtually or in-person.

West Philadelphia’s Annual Juneteenth Festival: The Philadelphia Juneteenth celebration includes a Freedom Day March, a rally program, an exhibit and vendor fair, a self-guided culture tour and more.

Port of Los Angeles: Watch a special Juneteenth fireworks celebration in person or online.

The Annual Music City Freedom Festival: For a family-centric experience, attend Nashville’s Juneteenth Celebration, set to have local food trucks, local vendors to shop from, live bands performing and a live DJ.

Virtual Programming: Celebrate Resilience with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture’s digital resources and exhibits.

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