The History and Legacy of Juneteenth Through Film

This Juneteenth marks two full years of it being a federal holiday but the history of Juneteenth goes back to 1865. Kanopy has chosen titles that seek to educate, respect, and honor the legacy of Juneteenth by remembering the toll that slavery has taken on our country and acknowledging the joy in those who found they were set free. This collection also showcases the sacrifices and resolve that men and women of color have shown for many years. To review this Juneteenth collection for 2023, including film synopses and other details, visit

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Here's a preview of the collection: 

Slavery by Another Name

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

America's Long Struggle Against Slavery


The Uncomfortable Truth