Juneteenth has historically been a day that most people didn’t know existed. But this year, it was met with widespread recognition, as thousands of residents flocked to celebrations across Middle Tennessee.
WPLN’s Damon Mitchell connected with two organizers, Juanita Charles and Eric Brown, who shared their thoughts about what the day meant for the community and their feelings on Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday.
Eric Brown lives in Nashville. He attended and helped organize Nashville SC’s community watch party at Elizabeth Park in North Nashville where community members launched The Mixtape, the soccer club’s newest and first black-led supporters’ group.
Listen to the radio story above.