Juneteenth: The Struggle for Black Liberation Continues

This week BGP members Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese used their radio program to discuss Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The audio is available below.


From their website: "June 19 is known as Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when black slaves in Texas were freed. It was two and one half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth is recognized as a holiday by 45 states, although it is still not widely celebrated. On this Juneteenth, we speak with historian Ana Edwards about the work she does through the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice and Equality to preserve and protect land in Richmond that is an African Burial Ground and the site where organizers of a slave rebellion in 1800 were hanged. Then we'll speak with Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report about systemic racial injustice that continues in the United States."

For additional resources on the topic and biographies of the guests, please visit the Clearing the FOG website