What A Day

The Legacy of Juneteenth

The Legacy of Juneteenth

What A Day - June 18, 2021 - 22:49

Juneteenth is coming up this Saturday, and Congress just passed legislation to make it a federal holiday. We talk to UCLA Professor Brenda Stevenson about the historic legacy of June 19th, and why it deserved to become a national holiday now more than ever. Plus, we hear about how some people plan to celebrate this weekend.For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday.

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