Juneteenth, otherwise called Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a day that honors and celebrates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more specifically the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout Texas . Its name is a mix of “June” and “nineteenth”, the date of its celebration.

Recognized in 45 states- KPFT  will be honoring this day with special programming on Wednesday June 19th. Music, Information and talk will focus on this special occasion

So keep it locked on 90.1 KPFT – Wednesday June 19th as KPFT honors Juneteenth

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