Let's Talk Juneteenth And Black History In New Mexico
Let's Talk New Mexico 6/13 8a: New Mexico has rich African American history and culture beginning with the arrival of Spanish explorers, continuing with the Homestead Act, through the Civil Rights era, and into the present day. In celebration of Juneteenth, we'll hear from folks who are working to preserve and share this legacy here.
We want to hear from you! How do you and your friends and family recognize Juneteenth? Do you have a family or personal history that showcases a unique experience of being black in New Mexico? What questions do you have about the history of black folks here? Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org, tweet us using the hashtag #LetsTalkNM or call in live during the show.
- Cathryn McGill, Founder and Director, New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee
- Rita Powdrell, Executive Director, African American Museum and Cultural Center of New Mexico
- Ebony Isis Booth, Founder, Burque Noir
- Jim Harvey, President, African American Performing Arts Center and Exhibit Hall