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'Juneteenth' Celebration Founder Al Edwards

Texas State Rep. Al Edwards has a conversation with NPR's Allison Keyes about the history of "Juneteenth." Edwards sponsored a bill 25 years ago officially making the celebration a state holiday. He discusses its historical significance.

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Allison Keyes is an award-winning journalist with almost 20 years of experience in print, radio, and television. She has been reporting for NPR's national desk since October 2005. Her reports can be heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition Sunday.
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