The Meaning of Juneteenth This Year in Particular

Today, America commemorates Juneteenth. On this day in 1865 Union soldiers rode into Galveston, Texas to tell the slaves the Civil War was over and they were free. This year, the day is particularly meaningful, as America protests racial injustice. To reflect on past, present and future, Christiane speaks with distinguished historian Eric Foner and renowned professor and author Carol Anderson.

About the Program

PBS and WNET, in collaboration with CNN, launched the new one-hour late-night public affairs series Amanpour and Company on Monday, September 10 on PBS (check local listings).
The new series features wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and technology to arts, science and sports.  Christiane Amanpour leads the conversation on global and domestic news from London with contributions by prominent journalists Walter Isaacson, Michel Martin and Hari Sreenivasan from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City. Major support for Amanpour and Company is provided by Sue and Edgar Wachenheim, III, Candace King Weir, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, the Anderson Family Fund, the Leila and Mickey Straus Family Foundation, Jim Attwood and Leslie Williams, Bernard and Denise Schwartz, Koo and Patricia Yuen, Jeffrey Katz and Beth Rogers and the Filomen M. D’Agostino Foundation.