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Ask An Expert: The chronology of Juneteenth & its modern recognition

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It's time now for Ask An Expert, where every weekday at 9:20 am, KCBS Radio gives you direct access to top experts in various fields.

Today: Juneteenth marks our country's second independence day that's long been celebrated in the African American community.

But the historical, cultural, social, and contemporary aspects of Juneteenth may not be as well known to most Americans. 

To explore the significance of Juneteenth, KCBS Radio news anchors Eric Thomas and Margie Shafer spoke with James Taylor, Professor of African American Studies and Critical Diversity Studies at the University of San Francisco.

If you have a question you would like answered please email us at: AskUs@KCBSRadio.com.

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