Teaching Juneteenth In Schools; Valedictorian Donates ScholarshipPlay
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 hereandnow.org — and follow us on Twitter, Instagram or join the conversation on Facebook.
This program aired on June 15, 2021.