Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Juneteenth Roundtable

June 9, 2013
Juneteenth Roundtable
Guest-hosted by ABC7's Ama Daetz

This week's episode of "Beyond the Headlines" is a very special roundtable discussion in celebration of an important national commemoration known as Juneteenth, which reminds us each of us to remember the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth also looks to the future of the African American community, with a focus on education and enrichment. ABC7's Ama Daetz guest hosts for Cheryl Jennings, leading an in-depth discussion with local leaders about some of the current issues facing our African American and bay area communities.

The celebration of Juneteenth highlights the moment on June 19th, 1865, when the enslaved Africans and African Americans in Texas learned they were finally free – two years after President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation had actually freed them. This long overdue announcement effectively brought the end to government-sanctioned slavery in the United States. Now, almost 150 years later, Juneteenth marks a time for remembrance and togetherness. Local celebrations (listed below) will happen throughout the month of June.

Studio Guests

Reverend Daniel Buford
Program Director
Emerging Leaders Program, Leadership Institute at Allen Temple Baptist Church
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Twitter: @AllenTempleBC

Emmett Carson
President & CEO
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
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Twitter: @SiliconValleyCF
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Lateefah Simon
California's Future Program, The Rosenberg Foundation
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Twitter: @RosenbergFound

Bay Area Juneteenth Celebrations

Juneteenth Celebration
June 22nd
Church of the Good Shepherd, Oakland

San Francisco Juneteenth
June 15th
Fillmore Street, between Post St & Turk St

Berkeley Juneteenth Festival
June 23rd
Alcatraz-Adeline Corridor, South Berkeley

Vallejo Juneteenth
June 15th
Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

San Jose Juneteenth Festival
June 15-16th
Discovery Meadows, San Jose

Richmond Juneteenth Family Day Parade & Festival
June 22nd
Nicholl Park, Richmond

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