Teaching Juneteenth In Schools; Valedictorian Donates Scholarship

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Author Clint Smith explains why Juneteenth isn't taught in schools and how that contributes to distorted views of slavery. And, valedictorian Verda Tetteh won a $40,000 scholarship at her high school graduation. Then, she headed back to the podium and announced that she would prefer that a student in greater need receive the scholarship instead. Tetteh joins us. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's June 15, 2021, full broadcast. You can find more at — and follow us on TwitterInstagram or join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on June 15, 2021.


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