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Press Statement June 17, 2020

NAACP Presents Juneteenth Black Family Reunion and Virtual Town Hall

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Washington, D.C. (June 17, 2020) – The NAACP, in conjunction with REVOLT, will host a special virtual Juneteenth Black Family Reunion and Juneteenth virtual town hall on Friday, June 19th at 4 PM ET/ 1 PM PT and 6PM ET/3PM PT. The afternoon of events will commemorate the ending of slavery in the United States with music, moments, and discussions around the growing awareness of racial disparities, mobilization, and bold actions necessary to further the fight for social justice and equal opportunity throughout the nation.

The Juneteenth Black Family Reunion will be hosted by Nischelle Turner of Entertainment Tonight with special guest appearances from Deon Cole, Actor and Comedian from Black-ish, Jenifer Lewis, Actress from Black-ish, Whoopi Goldberg, award-winning actress and co-host of The View, Kierra Sheard, gospel-recording artist and actress, and Captain Kirk Douglas, legendary guitarist from The Roots, and many more.

"For many across this nation, Juneteenth signifies a momentous occasion that brings to light the sobering past of America," said Derrick Johnson, president and CEO, NAACP. "I am looking forward to joining with people from across the country to commemorate Juneteenth while also discussing actions and sweeping changes needed to move us toward freedom and justice." 


The capstone event for the Juneteenth Black Family Reunion will be the Juneteenth virtual town hall conversation(6PM ET/3PM PT)  moderated by Angela Rye, CNN Commentator discussing the actions and sweeping changes needed to move toward freedom and justice. Panel will include Cari Champion, journalist and former ESPN Anchor. 

These two events will be preceded by a virtual screening and town hall discussion, centering on sports as a microcosm of society and the role of athletes in dismantling structural inequities. You can watch on Thursday, June 18 at 6PM ET / 3PM PT LIVE.

Participants can view both events LIVE on NAACP or REVOLT YouTube channels:





Marc Banks



Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP's work and our six "Game Changer" issue areas at

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