217 Today: The complex landscape of Juneteenth emotions within the Black community
Friday, June 16, 2023
- Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed a law limiting constitutional challenges to Cook or Sangamon County.
- Indigenous farmers in the Midwest are sharing their knowledge about regenerative agriculture.
- After shootings and car crashes at a pop-up party on Sunday left 9 injured, Champaign considers how to prevent future violence.
- Some in the Black community feel that the designation of Juneteenth as a federal and state holiday has caused it to lose some of its weight.
In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about how members of the Black community feel about Juneteenth — which was declared a federal holiday in 2021.
Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Eva Tesfaye, Emily Hays and Owen Henderson.