Juneteenth, an Unfinished Business

Juneteenth, an Unfinished Business

By WNYC Studios

Notes from America

Friday, 26 June

Juneteenth marks a triumphant moment for not just Black Americans, but all people who have sought liberation globally. On June 19th, Kai Wright hosted a special episode of “The Brian Lehrer Show” with a series of conversations about the history of the national holiday, classical music and Black politics - then and now. Guests include WQXR's Terrance McKnight, historian Dr. Daina Ramey Berry and calls from listeners about their family histories of emancipation.

Listen to Terrance McKnight's Juneteenth special, "The Black Experience in the Concert Hall," at WQXR.org.

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