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Juneteenth Day

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Nevada is the 39th state to recognize June 19th in the annuls of American History.  It was June 19th in 1865 when the last slaves in the south were informed of their freedom given to them by the Emancipation Proclamation.  There's been a national push to make the date a national holiday.  How important is Juneteenth Day to African Americans today?

 

GUESTS

Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Chairman, NJOF and NJCLC

Matthew C. Whitaker,  Assoc Prof of History and Dir of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, ASU

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