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Friday the Juneteenth

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A former slave's free papers that Kimberly's dad bought at auction and she inherited.

A former slave's free papers that Kimberly's dad bought at auction and she inherited. Kimberly Adams/Marketplace

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It’s Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when the Emancipation Proclamation finally reached slaves in Galveston, Texas. To celebrate, Kimberly is lining up joyful movies about Black characters to watch this weekend. We’re also going to spend some time today reflecting on the decline of Black-owned businesses during this pandemic and a shameful history that’s not that far in our past. But first, Kai gives an update on the Navy’s USS Theodore Roosevelt’s former captain.

Here’s a list of some of the stuff we talked about today:

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