KHOU 11’s Juneteenth documentary airs June 16

KHOU 11 will debut the newest addition to its a number of award-winning Juneteenth documentary collection on June 16 at 7 p.m.

GALVESTON, Texas — June 19, 1865.

A date that now rings loud throughout our nation, however particularly in Galveston, Texas.

On that day, troopers made their approach to the small island and went to a number of areas to inform slaves they had been free. This got here two years after then-President Abraham Lincoln introduced slavery had ended within the U.S.

KHOU 11 shall be airing a particular documentary, titled “Juneteenth: The Pursuit of Economic Equality,” which highlights the lasting impression of Juneteenth on Black Americans.  

You’ll get the chance to listen to tales from folks corresponding to

  • Sam Collins – Galveston historian
  • Dr. Marco Robinson – Prairie View A&M professor
  • Kirsten Mullen and William Darity Jr. – authors of From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans within the Twenty-First Century
  • Jacqueline Bostic – a descendant of Reverend John Henry “Jack” Yates
  • Houston-area householders who had been discriminated in opposition to whereas attempting to promote their residence

How to look at

The “Juneteenth: The Pursuit of Economic Equality” documentary will air on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 7 p.m.

You can watch on KHOU 11 and stream the documentary without spending a dime on KHOU 11+ via your Roku or Amazon FireTV app, or watch on KHOU.com.

‘Juneteenth: 1865-2021’

Last year, KHOU 11 aired its first Juneteenth documentary titled “Juneteenth: 1865-2021.” The documentary detailed the historic legacy of Juneteenth from the birthplace of the nation’s newly-adopted vacation. 

RELATED: Watch full KHOU 11 presentation of ‘Juneteenth: 1865-2021’

The documentary additionally captured the spirit of the vacation and the individuals who have a good time it, taking the viewer on an academic, but emotional and celebratory journey into an necessary a part of our nation’s historical past.

Click right here to look at final year’s full documentary or watch beneath:

Awards and acknowledgments 

The “Juneteenth: 1865-2021” documentary has already gained a number of awards together with:

  • Gracie Awards from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation 
  • Two Regional Murrow Awards for News Documentary and Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

RELATED: KHOU 11 honored with Edward R. Murrow Award for Juneteenth documentary

The success of the documentary has additionally garnered consideration from companies all throughout the nation, together with Chevron and Los Angeles Public Library, which requested to air the documentary throughout its Juneteenth celebrations. 

Several Houston-area faculties have additionally requested to air the documentary to its college students and workers as an academic useful resource.

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