Juneteenth is about freedom, honor for the ancestors and black joy.
Juneteenth is a national holiday celebrating the liberation of enslaved black Americans in Galveston, Texas, who were the last to be liberated. In 2020, it became a federal holiday, and black Americans spend the day celebrating with family and remembering their ancestors.
Here’s how celebrities celebrated Juneteenth this year:
Kerry Washington shared this “to-do” list of things 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 BTS look at Black-like‘s Juneteenth episode.
Janelle Monáe hosted a pool party that seemed to be full of nothing but good mood.
Lenny Kravitz shared this collage of powerful images set in relation to his song “Black and White America.”
Lizzo hosted its annual Juneteenth fundraiser, where all funds go to black companies.
Billy Porter shared this clip with American cities founded by former slaves.
Lamorne Morris celebrated both Juneteenth and Father’s Day in this sweet post with her daughter.
Susan Kelechi Watson shared this artwork with Black Joy along with a caption describing how to celebrate Juneteenth this year.
Taraji P. Henson showed her love for black civil rights leaders who fought tirelessly for racism.
She also shared this clip of her dance at the BET Awards, and it’s definitely a mood.
John Legend got creative in brainstorming ways to celebrate Juneteenth and Father’s Day.
And Viola Davis with this perfect way for non-black people to celebrate the holiday.
Be sure to come here for more of our Juneteenth coverage!