Juneteenth

Today, June 19, is the day that marks the end of slavery in America. It’s called “Juneteenth.” But why isn’t it official holiday? We take off Columbus Day, we have President’s Day, but why not Juneteenth? Many people haven’t even heard of it. Why not?

Credits

Guest:
Peniel Joseph - historian and professor at the University of Texas at Austin, founder of the school’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy - @PenielJoseph

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal