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Juneteenth is a significant and momentous day for families throughout the U.S., a day that commemorates the liberation of slaves. We are honoring this day through the lens of African-American student performing artists.  By amplifying the voices and talents of these students, we hope to share their perspective on the historic day and to elevate them through our platform.

Here are three incredible performances from African-American students, expressing what Juneteenth means to them.


A spoken word performance by J.P. Haley on the importance of Juneteenth – past and present.


“NO CHAINS,” an original song and music video by the Henrico County Public Schools Black Student Union to honor Juneteenth 2021.


“HOLD ON” is performed by young artists form SKilSet Movement Studios and demonstrates their perspectives of hurt, fear and thoughts of uncertainty through movement.