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WPBS Celebrates Juneteenth with Special Programming in June 2024

WATERTOWN, NY (June 11, 2024) – Each June we celebrate the end of slavery in the United States in 1865. Across the country, family and friends gather to celebrate and learn more about the history and experience of African Americans before and after slavery. Juneteenth is celebrated annually on June 19th and WPBS is marking the occasion with programs that tell the history of the holiday and show the joy of communities coming together in celebrations of independence. Special programming includes:

Sunday, June 16th

Juneteenth: Faith and Freedom (11:30 am)

The story of Juneteenth – the holiday recognizing the end of legalized slavery in Texas – through the eyes of a Black man learning about the holiday from the direct descendants of those liberated that fateful day.

Barry Farm: Community, Land & Justice in Washington D.C. (12:30 pm)

A journey for community, land, and justice in the nation’s capital.

Tuesday, June 18th

WPBS Weekly: Inside the Stories (7:30 pm)

Visit the Star Clark Tin Shop Museum in Mexico and discover how this tin smith shop played an important role in the Underground Railroad.

For more specials honoring Juneteenth, visit

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