Daphne Harrison, former chair of Africana studies, and Michelle Scott, history, on the Marc Steiner Show

Dr. Daphne Harrison, former Chair of the Africana Studies, and Dr. Michelle Scott, Associate Professor of History, joined the Marc Steiner Show on Tuesday, June 19, for a segment called Juneteenth: Holiday Commemorating the Abolition of Slavery in Texas. The oldest known celebration of the abolition of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.

Dr. Harrison and Dr. Scott also discussed the history of classic female blues artists of the 1920s and 1930s with gospel singer Lea Gilmore. Dr. Harrison is author of “Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920s.”

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