Community Watch & Comment — The Wednesday Edition; WPFW 89.3FM, (live-streamed and archived)

Wednesday, June 23rd, 11 am-12 pm, ET

 On Juneteenth

Now commemorated. What does Juneteenth signify for African-Americans, Texas, the nation, and a multiracial democracy?

Our Guest: Historian Annette Gordon-Reed is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard. She has won sixteen book prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2009 and the National Book Award in 2008, for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family.

Dr. Gordon-Reed’s other works include Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy; Vernon Can Read! A Memoir, a collaboration with Vernon Jordan; Andrew Johnson and, “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, with Peter S. Onuf. On Juneteenth is her latest book.

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