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Another View Celebrates Juneteenth

Another View Host Barbara Hamm lee with storytellers Jay Johnson and Shelia Arnold

The last bastion of slavery in the United States was in the State of Texas. On June 19, 1865, 250,000 enslaved people there were declared freed by the United States army...a full three years after enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation. The newly freed slaves called the day Juneteenth..a combination of the month and day of freedom. On this edition of Another View, we celebrate this major milestone in American History. History, storytellers, and food trucks, with Lisa Godley live from the WHRO lot, all made for a memorable Another View broadcast on a glorious June day. You can hear this edition of Another View on demand now.

Barry Graham used to arrive at WHRO with a briefcase full of papers and lesson plans. For 32 years he taught US and Virginia Government in the Virginia Beach Public Schools. While teaching was always his first love, radio was a close second. While attending Old Dominion, Barry was program director at WODU, the college radio station. After graduating, he came to WHRO as an overnight announcer. Originally intending to stay on only while completing graduate school, he was soon hooked on Public Radio and today is the senior announcer on WHRV. In 2001, Barry earned his Ph.D in Urban Studies by writing a history of WHRO and analyzing its impact upon local education, policy and cultural arts organizations.