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.
In May, the wreckage of the last slave ship to the United States was confirmed found off the shores of Mobile Alabama. Attorney, Justice, and Historian, Karlos Finley, explains the significance of the slaveship, Clotilda, for the descendants of those enslaved people transported here inside it in 1860. Finley also describes the remarkable community that many of the people who came on that ship created in Africa Town, Alabama. (more…)
ENCORE BROADCAST – Human trafficking is essentially modern day slavery. It’s when someone is forced or coerced with violence, deception or threats to provide labor or commercial sex, and when they’re prevented from leaving the situation. Human trafficking can occur anywhere and it does happen in our region. It can range from domestic servitude to sex trafficking, and labor to organ harvesting.
Out guests shed light on the global and economic context of human trafficking, types of human trafficking cases and what people in our communities are doing to respond to human trafficking in our region.
Velma Veloria – Former State Legislator involved in passing the first anti-human trafficking legislation in the nation
Emma Catague – Human Trafficking Victim Advocate at APIChaya
Megan Bruneau – Vice Squad Investigator of Foreign Nationals in Human Trafficking at the Seattle Police Department
Listen and download the interview here: KBCS_M+I_20130814_Human Trafficking