59 min

Juneteenth, Emancipation Proclamation, & 13th Amendment (w/ Horace Cooper) Constitutional Chats hosted by Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie

    • Education

The history of Juneteenth! On June 19, 1865, slaves in Galveston, TX were notified - two years after the Emancipation Proclamation - that the Civil War had ended and they were freed from slavery. Actress Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and Constituting America Student Ambassadors Tova Love Kaplan and Dakare Chatman interview Horace Cooper on the history of Juneteenth in Texas, the context under which Juneteenth celebrations began, and how the rest of the nation is joining in honoring this historic day.

The history of Juneteenth! On June 19, 1865, slaves in Galveston, TX were notified - two years after the Emancipation Proclamation - that the Civil War had ended and they were freed from slavery. Actress Janine Turner, Cathy Gillespie, and Constituting America Student Ambassadors Tova Love Kaplan and Dakare Chatman interview Horace Cooper on the history of Juneteenth in Texas, the context under which Juneteenth celebrations began, and how the rest of the nation is joining in honoring this historic day.

59 min

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