The unprecedented reckoning ignited by the murder of George Floyd propelled Juneteenth into our national consciousness, but the occasion is by no means a new phenomenon. In fact, Black Americans and abolitionists have celebrated Juneteenth since the late 1800s. Tiauna Webb, director of missions and programs at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, will sit down with Rabbi Jack Moline, filling in for State of Belief host Rev. Welton Gaddy, to examine the origins of Juneteenth and how faith leaders can help advance racial justice. The Conference is sponsoring an all-star Juneteenth celebration at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Hear the full June 18, 2022 State of Belief Radio program here.