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Social Justice Topics @ Pitt: Juneteenth Resources

This guide was created to commemorate Juneteenth (a.k.a., Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Liberation Day), a holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States.

Finding Videos

Selected searches and videos on the significance and celebration of Juneteenth:


Why all Americans should honor Juneteenth (7:13). Posted Jun 19, 2020 by Vox (YouTube)


Black history professors reflect on significance behind Juneteenth (6:03). Posted Jun 19, 2020 by University Star (YouTube)


Stanford professor Dr. Kimberly Thomas McNair shares history, impact of Juneteenth holiday (28:12). Posted Jun 19, 2020 by Pac-12 Networks (YouTube)


Freedom Calling: Interactive Tour with Founding Director Lonnie Bunch III (36:47). Posted on Jun 19, 2018 by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (YouTube)

A Message from U.S. Steel Dean James Martin II on the 155th Celebration of Juneteenth (8:14). Posted June 19, 2020 by pittengineering (YouTube)


University of Pittsburgh History Professor Explains Importance of Juneteenth (1:55). Posted June 19, 2020 by KDKA (CBS Pittsburgh)


Juneteenth A Prelude to True Social Justice and Equity at Pitt (1:35:37). Posted June 23, 2020 by Pitt Diversity (YouTube)


Juneteenth (2:11). Posted June 23, 2020 by Pitt Diversity (YouTube)

The Johnsons Celebrate Juneteenth - black-ish Season 4 Premiere (1:08, excerpt). Posted October 4, 2017 by ABC (YouTube)


13TH | Full Feature | Netflix (1:40:02). Posted April 17, 2020 by Netflix (YouTube)