The Amazing Story Of Juneteenth

34:35
 
Share
 

Manage episode 294193077 series 2418324
By KERA. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Two and a half-years after slavery was outlawed, the news made its way to Galveston, Texas. The occasion has been a state holiday since 1980 and many cities across the country now commemorate Juneteenth. Harvard historian Annette Gordon-Reed grew up in Texas, and she joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the history of Texas exceptionalism, an economic model based on slavery and race, and the legacy that remains today. Her book is called “On Juneteenth.

1375 episodes