Today Cartoon Network will commemorate Juneteenth with an all-day-long celebration on-air and across CN social with the help of their Black characters in custom illustrations. Juneteenth is a day that signifies freedom, triumph, and possibilities; it marks a crucial step towards a better, more equitable world for future generations of Black children – a mission that resonates just as strongly today. The network states that they are committed to the promise and continual pursuit of true freedom for all.
Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 as the end of slavery, 2 1/2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Today @CartoonNetwork celebrates and commits to the promise and continual pursuit of true freedom for ALL ??✨? Happy #Juneteenth! #FreedomDay pic.twitter.com/rzCjr6F4E9
— CartoonNetworkPR (@CartoonNetPR) June 19, 2020
Cartoon Network will continue the social conversation and commitment to diverse storytelling on Saturday, June 20 with a Miss Juneteenth social post spotlighting Jessica from Craig of the Creek, Bumblebee from DC Super Hero Girls, and Kiki from Steven Universe. Plus, showcase commissioned Black beauty art by artists from all over the world. Some of those artists include: Dapo Adeola , Nicholle Kobi, Vashti Harrison, and more.