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What this Juneteenth means for Black Bostonians

June 19, 2023 – re-aired on June 19, 2024.

Juneteenth observes the date that news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached a group of enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, two and a half years after it was issued.

In this special hour, we take stock of this moment in Black Boston. With arguably more Black leaders in power, more investment dollars on the table for equity and inclusion, more diversity in elected officials and more frank discussion about race happening that at any time in the city’s modern history, we discuss whether the city is on the brink of real change.

Listen to full segment on WBUR.