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FX sets Juneteenth marathons with films, 'Black-ish'

Black-ish star Anthony Anderson attends the 2018 NBA Awards in June 2018. FX is airing a marathon of Black-ish and a selection of films in honor of Juneteenth. File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI
"Black-ish" star Anthony Anderson attends the 2018 NBA Awards in June 2018. FX is airing a marathon of "Black-ish" and a selection of films in honor of Juneteenth. File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI | License Photo

June 14 (UPI) -- FX has announced a slate of Juneteenth marathons, which will include films such as Selma and Black-ish.

Juneteenth celebrates the end to slavery in the United States and marks the day when U.S. Army ships forced Texas landowners to free the last of their slaves.

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FX will air a movie marathon consisting of Selma, The Hate U Give, BlacKkKlansman, Green Book and Hidden Figures on Saturday from 7 a.m. EDT to 4 a.m. EDT.

FXX will host the Black-ish marathon, which will include episodes that explore what it means to be Black in America today.

The Black-ish marathon, which runs Saturday from 7 a.m. EDT to 4 p.m. EDT, will feature the show's Season 4 premiere episode that dealt with Juneteenth.

FXM will also air a movie marathon featuring The Hate U Give, Get Out and Selma on Saturday from 3 p.m. EDT to 3:30 a.m. EDT.

Black-ish was renewed by ABC for an eighth and final season in May.

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