It's Juneteenth 2023, and only the third year that Massachusetts has marked it as an official holiday. Juneteenth observes the date that news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached a group of enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, two and a half years after it was issued.
In this special hour, we take stock of this moment in Black Boston. With arguably more Black leaders in power, more investment dollars on the table for equity and inclusion, more diversity in elected officials and more frank discussion about race happening that at any time in the city's modern history, we discuss whether the city is on the brink of real change.
This segment aired on June 19, 2023.