What you need to know about Juneteenth

What you need to know about Juneteenth
What you need to know about Juneteenth Jump to media player The historic holiday, which celebrates the official end of slavery in the US, has taken on renewed significance this year. The city that disbanded its police force Jump to media player Camden, New Jersey, created a brand new police force to forge better ties…

  • What you need to know about Juneteenth


    The historic holiday, which celebrates the official end of slavery in the US, has taken on renewed significance this year.


  • The city that disbanded its police force


    Camden, New Jersey, created a brand new police force to forge better ties with the community.


  • One family, two generations of protest


    People in Los Angeles took to the streets to call for justice in 1992. Has anything changed since then?


  • ‘How can we win?’: The Monopoly analogy explained


    Kimberly Jones explains the impact that centuries of economic hardship has had on black Americans.


  • Why Nascar is banning the Confederate flag


    Driver Bubba Wallace, who is the only African-American in the series, led the charge to remove it.


  • White House deplores calls to ‘erase history’


    The White House press secretary questions where calls to “erase history” will ever end.


  • ‘Is that what a black man’s life is worth? $20?’


    The brother of George Floyd, Philonise, urged lawmakers “to make sure his death isn’t in vain”.


  • Muhammad Ali: ‘Why is everything white?’


    The boxing legend, who died in 2016, explained how he used to ask his mother about white representation.


  • US children explain why they are protesting


    People of all ages are demonstrating, including kids who say “you can’t judge a book by its colour”.


  • ‘Years later, we’re still dealing with the same thing’


    As widespread protests sweep the country, people describe what they hope will make them more significant.

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