A mix of old classics and new music from Black musicians to help you commemorate Juneteenth National Independence Day.
Monday marks the Juneteenth holiday — a date commemorating the fall of slavery in the United States. While it's a new federal holiday, it's been celebrated since the 1860s.
Juneteenth: A time of reflection and celebration, with some historical and contemporary complications
Two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, a Union general arrived in Texas, accompanied by 2,000 troops, and delivered the news that all enslaved Black people in the state were free. That was June 19, 1865, and on its one-year anniversary, the very first Juneteenth celebrations took place there.
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro will honor Juneteenth this year with historic
In this episode of "Let's Talk About It," Dialogue Company founder David Campt and WFDD reporter David Ford discuss the wide-ranging perceptions people have about Juneteenth, the federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, and how we reflect on it.
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NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, editor of the Black Agenda, about celebrating Juneteenth without misappropriating the holiday.
As the U.S. celebrates the second federal holiday honoring Juneteenth, several myths persist about the origins and history about what happened when enslaved people were emancipated in Texas.
On Sunday, churchgoers will celebrate Juneteenth during their worship services. Members of the clergy reflect on the role of the church and the holiday marking the notification of the end of slavery.
Here on Code Switch, we love food just as much as we love history. So we couldn't let the Juneteenth pass by without getting into the culinary traditions that have been passed down for generations.