6-17-11: Juneteenth

June 17, 2011 at 8:54 am Leave a comment

It’s been called the most important American holiday that most Americans forget. Juneteenth, short for June 19th, celebrates the day in 1865 that the last American slaves got word they had been freed.

Helping to keep the memory and message of Juneteenth alive here in Baltimore is local activist Morning Nyemah Sunday Hettleman, founder and director of the National Juneteenth Museum. Sheilah talks to Hettleman, and the Maryland Historical Society‘s Harriet Lynn, about the history of Juneteenth and local celebrations taking place this weekend.

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