54 minutes | Jun 8, 2021

304 Annette Gordon-Reed, On Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a state holiday that commemorates June 19, 1865, the day slavery ended in Texas. Over the last decade, a push to make Juneteenth a national holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States has gained momentum. What do we know about Juneteenth and its origins? Annette Gordon-Reed, an award-winning historian at Harvard University and Harvard Law School, is a native Texan and she joins us to discuss the early history of Texas and the origins of the Juneteenth holiday with details from her book, On Juneteenth. Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/304 Join Ben Franklin's World! Subscribe and help us bring history right to your ears! Sponsor Links Omohundro Institute The Ben Franklin's World Shop Complementary Episodes Episode 067, John Ryan Fischer, Cattle Colonialism Episode 115: Andrew Torget, The Early History of Texas Episode 117: Annette Gordon-Reed, The Life and Ideas of Thomas Jefferson Episode 139: Andrés Reséndez, The Other Slavery Episode 209: Considering Biography Episode 250: Virginia, 1619 Episode 281: Caitlin Rosenthal, The Business of Slavery Episode 282: Vincent Brown, Tacky’s Revolt   Listen! Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Amazon Music Ben Franklin's World iOS App Ben Franklin's World Android App Helpful Links Join the Ben Franklin's World Facebook Group Ben Franklin’s World Twitter: @BFWorldPodcast Ben Franklin's World Facebook Page Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter
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