Honor Juneteenth with Music, History, and More

Honor Emancipation Day on June 19 with specials dedicated to uplifting Black voices.

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SiriusXM Editor
June 16, 2023

SiriusXM is honoring Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, with exclusive specials dedicated to informing and educating listeners about the significance of the holiday while also celebrating Black voices across news, music, entertainment, business and beyond. See the full programming list below, and listen to the specials live or On Demand (by searching for them) on the SXM App.

Juneteenth is the longest-running nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, two and half years after the delivery of the Emancipation Proclamation, Black people in Texas learned that they were freed by executive decree. The observance of June 19 as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.

Tom Morello’s One Man Revolution Juneteenth Episode

Listen as acclaimed musician and activist Tom Morello celebrates the liberation of African Americans with classics from artists that have inspired him throughout his career, such as Living Colour, Body Count, James Brown, and more.

Hear the entire special on the SXM App now. Plus, check out more about Tom’s show here.

Juneteenth Celebration on Prisms: The Sound of Color

Listen to the exclusive SiriusXM show Prisms: The Sound of Color on The Village. The original series features African, Latinx, and Native American roots artists picking songs and telling their story through a spectrum of music.

Business Radio: The Business of Juneteenth

In honor of Juneteenth, Business Radio will showcase a series of conversations on equity and opportunity, diving deep into the complex issues of racial inequality, bias, and representation within organizations. This timely special will be led by guest host Kenneth Shropshire, Faculty Director of Wharton’s Coalition for Equity and Opportunity.

Guests: Rachel Arnett, Wharton Assistant Professor of Management; Americus Reed, Wharton Whitney M. Young Professor of Management; Ingrid Nembhard, Professor of Health Care Management, and /Professor Management; Stephanie Creary, Wharton Assistant Professor of Management and Faculty.

This special will premiere on Saturday, June 17, and be available on the SXM App.

SiriusXM Progress Specials

Mornings with Zerlina

Zerlina will speak with the first elected Gen Z member of Congress about the crossroads of being Gen Z and African American, and engaging others like him in the political world.

Premieres this weekend and will be available on the SXM App.

Juneteenth History with Professor Christina Greer

Fordham Professor Christina Greer will delve into the history of Juneteenth and take a look at BBQ and trace its roots back to Africa.

Premieres this weekend and will be available on the SXM App.

State of the States

Joe Sudbay will speak with Black legislators about what Juneteenth means to them and to members of The Legacy Memorial about recent Black history in the US.

Premieres this weekend and will be available on the SXM App.

SiriusXM Patriot: The History of Juneteenth

David Webb will talk with Dr. Walter Milton and Dr. Joel A. Freeman, Black History 365, about the origin of Juneteenth and how it has evolved throughout the years.

Will premiere on June 19 at 9am ET and be available on the SXM App.