Emancipation And Legacy Of Slavery In The U.S.
This episode originally aired on June 15, 2021.
Juneteenth refers to June 19, 1865, when U.S. Army Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced that slavery was over in the state.
Today, Juneteenth is celebrated across the U.S. and appears to be on the way to becoming a national holiday.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the history of emancipation and the ongoing conversation on the legacy of slavery in the U.S.
- Annette Gordon-Reed, Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University and author of On Juneteenth
- Lydia Morgan, chair of Juneteenth Cincinnati, Inc.
- Andrew Gilmore, president of the Emancipation Proclamation Celebration Committee in Gallipolis, Ohio
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