BET and OWN Mark Juneteenth With Special Programming

Do the Right Thing (Universal Pictures)

Broadcast and cable networks are offering a special lineup of programming in celebration of Juneteenth, a holiday marking the liberation of slaves in the United States.

Both BET and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network are among the channels airing original programming, short-form content, and inspirational films as part of the day-long June 19 celebration.

The ViacomCBS-owned BET kicked off its “Juneteenth Freedom Day Marathon” as part of its Content For Change initiative beginning at 7 a.m. ET/PT.

BET’s programming lineup features the hit sitcoms The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin, and The Parkers, as well as the films Selma, Marshall and Do The Right Thing.

The BET schedule is as follows:
7 a.m.-noon – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin, The Parkers
Noon – Marshall
3 p.m. Race
6 p.m. Do The Right Thing
9 p.m. Selma

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OWN will also offer a lineup of programming and has announced that it will be airing documentaries and interviews, including Dark Girls, Light Girls, Oprah & Lupita Nyong’o on Colorism, and Oprah Winfrey Presents: The Legends Who Paved the Way.

The OWN programming schedule is as follows:
3 p.m. – Dark Girls
4:30 p.m. – Light Girls
6:30 p.m. – Oprah & Lupita Nyong’o on Colorism
7:30 p.m. – Oprah Winfrey Presents: Legends Who Paved the Way
9 p.m. – OWN: Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here? (Part One)
10 p.m. – OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here? (Part Two)