53 min

Annette Gordon-Reed, On Juneteenth Ben Franklin's World

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Juneteenth is a state holiday that commemorates June 19, 1865, the day slavery ended in Texas. Over the last decade, a push to make Juneteenth a national holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States has gained momentum.

What do we know about Juneteenth and its origins?

Annette Gordon-Reed, an award-winning historian at Harvard University is a native Texan and she joins us to discuss the early history of Texas and the origins of the Juneteenth holiday.

Juneteenth is a state holiday that commemorates June 19, 1865, the day slavery ended in Texas. Over the last decade, a push to make Juneteenth a national holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States has gained momentum.

What do we know about Juneteenth and its origins?

Annette Gordon-Reed, an award-winning historian at Harvard University is a native Texan and she joins us to discuss the early history of Texas and the origins of the Juneteenth holiday.

53 min

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