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Ahead Of Juneteenth, Reflecting On Connecticut’s Often-Ignored History Of Slavery

Juneteenth is a holiday that marks the day that slavery finally ended in Texas–two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. This hour, we learn more about Juneteenth and how the holiday came to be commemorated nationwide. The Amistad Center will explain why this day is still relevant today.

Many people think of American slavery as a Southern problem, but there were in fact enslaved people in Connecticut until 1848. We take a look at the history and legacy of slavery right here in Connecticut.

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