In this edition, we celebrate Juneteenth 2022 – Juneteenth, an annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War, which has been celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s.
President Biden signed legislation last year that made Juneteenth, which falls on June 19, a federal holiday, after interest in the day was renewed during the summer of 2020 and the nationwide protests that followed the police killings of Black Americans including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. And remember we are celebrating Juneteenth in the midst of an anti-history sentiment that is sweeping across America. Therefore, we also ask our panelists Why is it important to teach history? Why are right-wing actors and white nationalists motivated to attack accurate history and teachers? What will the impact be on the next generation if the “anti-history” movement succeeds?
And we acknowledge that Juneteenth 2022 is being celebrated as The House Jan. 6 committee focused their second public hearing on those closest to former President Donald Trump, who told him it was too premature to declare victory on election night in 2020 ” and how Trump used his premature declaration of victory to push baseless claims that he won the election.
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