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Juneteenth, as it's known, is the day in 1865 when enslaved people in Texas finally learned that slavery had been abolished two years earlier. The date, June 19, has been marked as the true day of independence in the Black community for over 150 years, and now state governments, companies and many other Americans are finally taking notice.
In this episode:
Michael Harriot (@michaelharriot), senior writer for The Root; Michael Hurd, a historian and director of Prairie View A&M University’s Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture; Opal Lee, a 93-year-old activist and advocate for Juneteenth becoming a US federal holiday.
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