Juneteenth: Celebrating Freedom Delayed

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Andy Anderson, chief historian for Wells Fargo Bank

Andy Anderson, chief historian for Wells Fargo Bank, explains to a "Juneteenth" audience how to find connections with their ancestors. Juneteenth, he says, is about re-establishing ties with family -- ties lost due to slavery. Karen Grigsby Bates, NPR hide caption

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NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates reports on a Los Angeles celebration of "Juneteenth," a day recognizing the moment when African-American slaves in Texas got word of the Emancipation Proclamation — but nearly two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed it into law.



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