Athens News Matters: Juneteenth, Then and Now

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June 19 – also known as Juneteenth – celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. This year, it takes on new significance as attention remains focused on police violence against the Black community. Llewellyn Cornelius, Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies, spoke about the event’s significance. Listen to the story on WUGA-FM.

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