Some people call Juneteenth our nation’s second Independence Day.  

It marks the date on June 19, 1865, when enslaved Black Americans in Texas finally learned of their freedom, after the Civil War and Emancipation Proclamation.  

The day became a federal holiday in 2021, but Americans are still grappling with how to commemorate it.  

Coming up at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, MPR News guest host Nina Moini talks with Kevin Lindsey, CEO of the Minnesota Humanities Center, about what the nonprofit organization is doing to mark Juneteenth and how better understanding the past can help address injustice today.  

And we want to hear from you, too.  

What questions do you have for Kevin Lindsey? What do you want to know about the Minnesota Humanities Center? And, if you’re marking Juneteenth with a celebration or remembrance of Black history, what are your plans? 

Call 651-227-6000 or 800-242-2828 during the 9 a.m. hour.  


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