Here and Now: Commemorating Juneteenth; calling for change for fathers' rights

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Here and Now: Commemorating Juneteenth; celebrating Father's Day
On this episode of Here and Now, we mark Juneteenth: the federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- On this episode of Here and Now, we mark Juneteenth: the federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States and have a conversation about Harvard University's ties to slavery and how that fueled its rise to global prominence.

Juneteenth is the national holiday commemorating the day Union Army troops arrived in Galveston, Texas and announced slaves there were now free, even though President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation two years earlier.

Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ford Foundation professor of history, race and public policy at Harvard University joins us on Here and Now.

Also on this Father's Day episode, we turn our focus to a group calling for change when it comes to father's rights.

Fathers Incorporated is one of the leading national, non-profit organizations advocating for social and legislative changes.

Fathers Incorporated CEO Kenneth Braswell joins us to talk more about his organization.

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