BET Will Commemorate ‘Juneteenth’ With Inspirational Films, Music Videos, and a Special Interstitial Manifesto Campaign

BET celebrates Juneteenth with a curated programming slate under its “Content For Change” initiative that honors the resilience of the African American spirit and the promise of powerful Black futures. Starting Saturday, June 19 at Noon ET/PT, the network will showcase Black achievement across all platforms and will celebrate the national commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the United States with social justice-themed episodes of series, inspirational films and short-form content.

Additionally, BET will launch a special interstitial Manifesto campaign and deliver messages of inspirations featuring top Black talent, thought leaders, and change agents pledging our collective commitment to freedom, liberation, and joy including:

  • Principal of Black Future Lab Alicia Garza,
  • Recording Artist Anthony Hamilton,
  • Author and Associate Professor at Rutgers University Brittney Cooper,
  • NASCAR Professional race car driver Bubba Wallace,
  • “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” star Courtney Nichole,
  • “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” star Crystal Renee’ Hayslett,
  • NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson,
  • “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” star J. Anthony Brown,
  • BET News correspondent and Journalist Marc Lamont Hill,
  • Actress and Activist MJ Rodriguez,
  • “The Ms. Pat Show” on BET+ star PatriciaMs. Pat’ Williams,
  • “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living” star Na’im Lynn,
  • “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” star Novi Brown, acclaimed Director Reginald Hudlin,
  • Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien,
  • Recording Artist Stokley and
  • Vice President of the United States of America Kamala Harris.


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