Dismayed by the Twins’ Columbus Day School Play, DRE Works to Raise Awareness About a Black Holiday Worth Celebrating, Juneteenth, on ABC’s ‘BLACK-ISH’
Guest Starring Aloe Blacc and Fonzworth Bentley
“Juneteenth” – The Johnsons go to Jack and Diane’s school play about Columbus Day, and Dre is dismayed by the historically inaccurate way that the holiday is portrayed. He feels like there aren’t enough black holidays, so he enlists Aloe Blacc at work to help him create a catchy song to raise awareness for a holiday worth celebrating, Juneteenth, on “black-ish,” TUESDAY, JULY 24 (9:30–10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/03/17)
ABC’s “black-ish” stars Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Laurence Fishburne as Pops, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens and Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy.
Guest starring is Aloe Blacc as himself.
“Juneteenth” was written by Peter Saji and directed by Anton Cropper. Executive music producer is Fonzworth Bentley, featuring original music by Aloe Blacc, The Roots, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Peter Saji and Dave Frishberg.
The series was created by Kenya Barris and is executive produced by Barris, Jonathan Groff, Stacy Traub, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, E. Brian Dobbins and Corey Nickerson. The series is produced by ABC Studios.
ABC’s “black-ish” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This episode carries a TV-14 parental guideline.
For more information about “black-ish,” visit abc.com.