Today's the observance of Juneteenth the day in slave African Americans in Texas were notified of their freedom

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With me today's the observance of Juneteenth the day in slave African Americans in Texas were notified of their freedom and in light of the current civil rights reckoning in this country Juneteenth take on a whole new significance this year let's talk a lot of folks about how black history is American history it also happy father's day weekend so our show today will shine a light on both later in the show we'll learn a little more about black history through a California based community group the Compton cowboys with author Walter Thompson Hernandez who has a new book about them and black cowboy culture we'll get a little more background about the complicated history of Juneteenth with vox writer fabulousness and we'll take your calls and your thoughts on June eighteenth this year and to wrap it all up with a bow for dads will have Gothamist editor Banyak is here with his picks for the best father's day movies and we will get your father's day shout out if you want to show that your dad on the radio you can call us up will do that then now speaking of death let's talk family trees

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