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Live: Meet the author of ‘On Juneteenth’

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This updated handout photo provided by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum shows a signed copy of Emancipation Proclamation.

Juneteenth is one of the oldest celebrations commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, a military decree was announced in Galveston, Texas, informing enslaved people in the Confederate state that they were free.

Today at 1pm, Washington Post opinions writer Jonathan Capehart speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Texas native Annette Gordon-Reed about her new book “On Juneteenth”, the legacy of slavery and the struggles that remain to achieve racial equality.