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Juneteenth: Important Historical Details

After much discussion, Congress passed legislation to establish Juneteenth as a national holiday. President Joe Biden signed the bill on June 17, 2021.

This KBCS audio excerpt explores important details about Juneteenth and what happened on June 19, 1865.

KBCS’s Kevin Henry speaks with Kwami Abdul-Bey a Co-convener of the Arkansas Peace and Justice Memorial Movement and a Trustee of the Arkansas Historical Association.

Galveston Juneteenth US Colored Troops

Print illustration of Colored Regiment

Confederate Symbols

KBCS went to New Orleans with Project Pilgrimage participants in 2018 and learned about the movement to dismantle confederate monuments throughout the country. 91 3’s Ruthie Bly dives into the history of confederate symbols and what to do with a confederate legacy that just won’t concede defeat. (more…)