Juneteenth: Are We Really Free? Juneteenth is a national holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. For some people this day marks their true day of freedom. In this documentary, KUT's Miles Bloxson speaks to Black Austinites about the history of Juneteenth, how they celebrate the holiday and explores the question, "Are We Really Free?" Produced at KUT & KUTX Studios.
Juneteenth: Are We Really Free?

Juneteenth: Are We Really Free?

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Juneteenth is a national holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. For some people this day marks their true day of freedom. In this documentary, KUT's Miles Bloxson speaks to Black Austinites about the history of Juneteenth, how they celebrate the holiday and explores the question, "Are We Really Free?" Produced at KUT & KUTX Studios.

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Juneteenth: Are We Really Free?

Juneteenth is celebrated annually on the 19th of June to mark the date some of the last enslaved people in the Confederacy became free. The newest national holiday is known by many names, Freedom Day, Liberation Day, Emancipation Day, and Jubilee Day. June 19 is a commemoration of the end of chattel slavery in the United States, marking the day enslaved people in Texas were finally freed — more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. "Juneteenth: Are We Really Free?" is an hour-long audio documentary that listens to Black Austinites tell the history of this celebrated day, what the holiday means and asks them to answer this difficult question.