Discussing Juneteenth with the Alaska Black Caucus

A Juneteenth flag waives in the wind
The Juneteenth flag was raised on June 11, 2021, at Anchorage City Hall. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)

The 19th of June has long been celebrated in African American communities to commemorate the end of slavery. Earlier this month President Biden declared Juneteenth a federal holiday. 

This program includes a moderated youth discussion from the Alaska Black Caucus that was recorded via video conference on June 20th. We’ll close out the hour with an episode of Counter Stories from Minnesota Public Radio called “A Reckoning for Juneteenth.”

BROADCAST: Sunday, June 27, 2021

RECORDED: Sunday, June 20, 2021 via video conference


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Ammon Swenson is Alaska Public Media’s Audio Media Content Producer. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from UAA in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and integrated media. He’s previously worked for KRUA radio, the Anchorage Press, and The Northern Light.

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