Juneteenth has been called America’s second Independence Day — and today it is gaining more attention, as the nation continues to grapple with systemic racism. Police reform bills make their way to Congress. Small California town Fort Bragg faces calls to change its now Confederate-tied name. Among the new films out this week, ‘Miss Juneteenth,’ gets high-praise for its timing and authenticity.
Celebrating Juneteenth as America grapples with systemic racism
From this Episode:
Juneteenth, Tulsa, and a moment of racial reckoning in America
On June 19, 1865, slaves in Texas finally learned they were free. Juneteenth, a commemoration of that moment 155 years ago, has been called America’s second Independence Day.
Congresswoman Karen Bass on the House’s plan for national police reform
The House and Senate will meet to consider competing police reform bills next week.
Named for Confederate general, California’s Fort Bragg considers a change
Amid the protests against systemic racism, people across the country are calling for change, including tearing down statues and renaming things commemorating racist...