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The Significance of Juneteenth


Congress has just approved legislation  making Juneteenth a federal holiday. It is the day in 1865 when a Union General announced the end of slavery in Galveston, Texas two years after the Emanicipation Proclamation. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Dr. Arlisha Norwood, a history professar at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, about the significance of that date.

The full interview can be heard this Friday on Delmarva Today at 9 a.m. on WSDL 90.7 FM.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.