Juneteenth
2:29 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Video: The Struggle to Preserve East Austin's Black Heritage

Yesterday was Juneteenth, marking the day in 1865 that Texas slaves learned they were free.

To mark the occasion, this week KUT News has explored the changing landscape of African-American community here in Central Texas.

Today, we visit with Harold McMillian, director of a nonprofit endeavoring to preserve the African-American jazz and blues culture in East Austin. Watch the video below to learn more.

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