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Understanding Juneteenth (2022)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2022-06-17

Duration: 00:05:26

Subjects: African Americans | Slavery | Holidays | Juneteenth | History


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Finley, Stephen Interviewee


This segment from the June 17, 2022, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the history of Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery for African Americans. She interviews Dr. Stephen Finley, an African American studies professor at LSU.