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Happy Juneteenth! The Importance And History Of “Emancipation Day”

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 Juneteenth, sometimes called Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, commemorates a day in 1865 when Texas slaves learned that they had finally been granted their freedom. David Hyde talks to historian Kenneth Davis about the historical significance of the day. Plus, a guide to some local Juneteenth celebrations.