This week in ‘Conversation’: Juneteenth in Kentucky
How we honor Juneteenth's historical significance and understand it in the context of today.
Juneteenth can be a complicated holiday.
It’s an official holiday of celebration — rejoicing in enslaved people being freed as part of the Emancipation Proclamation. It’s also a reminder that many enslaved people were not informed about slavery’s end until years later.
On “In Conversation” this week we talk about the origins of the holiday and what Juneteenth means in a modern context.
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