Juneteenth Celebration Features Dr. King's Niece

By: KKTV News Email
By: KKTV News Email
June 19th is "Juneteenth," marking the day in 1865 when word finally got to a group of slaves in Texas that they were free.

Dr. Alveda King

June 19th is "Juneteenth," marking the day in 1865 when word finally got to a group of slaves in Texas that they were free.

That was more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed by President Lincoln.

The day is celebrated around the country, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's niece, Dr. Alveda King, was at Fountain's Juneteenth Sunday.

She says if the event has all the trappings of a 4th of July party, there's a reason. "Independence and emancipation are very similar," she says. "You just had two parts of the country fighting for freedom in different ways. But freedom for everybody ends up being the same."


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  • by Arctic Warrior Location: Califorado Springs on Jun 20, 2011 at 01:18 PM
    What a waste on so many levels.
  • by mr x Location: se spgs on Jun 20, 2011 at 11:11 AM
    by the way it was blacks that sold slaves to the whites when they were being sent to America! go check ur history.
  • by cs Location: cs on Jun 20, 2011 at 07:47 AM
    Honorary doctorate is a joke she is using the term DR to make herself seem special living of her uncle's name. It is also a insult to those that actually earned a doctorate. Real class like her cheating women beating uncle.
  • by Mary Location: cs on Jun 20, 2011 at 04:41 AM
    Dr. Alveda King has an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree, thereby has the title of Dr. She's had 2 abortions, and she knows the pain of her mistakes, and is speaking out to save other women of that pain. Sometimes cancer patients, I am one, will work the hardest to save others by promoting early checkups. Sometimes you have to walk the walk before understanding how bad something is. Dr. What, sounds like you need more sleep if you can only post ignorant ones at 2:00 am.
  • by Mr X Location: se spgs on Jun 20, 2011 at 03:48 AM
    wtf cares? what a waste of reporting.
  • by Dr. What Location: CS on Jun 20, 2011 at 01:05 AM
    and really???? she had 2 abortions tried to get a 3rd and she's "pro life" wtf really?
  • by Dr. What Location: CS on Jun 20, 2011 at 01:02 AM
    Why is her name dr...... From what ive researched she has no degree?
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