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The Significance of Juneteenth

Clip: 06/20/2022 | 2m 52s | Video has closed captioning.

Today America marks Juneteenth with a federal holiday, commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. It honors the day the last slaves in Galveston, Texas learned that they were free, on June 19, 1865. Prof. Carol Anderson explains the holiday's significance.

Aired: 06/20/22

Rating: NR

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