Juneteenth: Are We Really Free? hide episode contents show episode contents

Miles Bloxson

June 19, 2022

Juneteenth: Are We Really Free?

Juneteenth is celebrated annually on the 19th of June to mark the date some of the last enslaved people in the Confederacy became free. The newest national holiday is known by many names, Freedom Day, Liberation Day, Emancipation Day, and Jubilee Day. June 19 is a commemoration of the end of chattel slavery in the […]



In “Juneteenth: Are We Really Free?” we have an open discussion with several long-time and life-long Austinites about the newly-designated holiday. How did they celebrate it in the past, and what’s it mean now, now that Juneteenth is nationally recognized?

Miles Bloxon

Miles Bloxson is a producer and host for KUT 90.5 and KUTX 98.9. Bloxson co-hosts Pause/Play, a podcast from KUT and KUTX Studios about live music, a global pandemic and what comes next.

The Austin native and UT Austin graduate has a passion for technology, music and pop culture. She has interviewed such stars as Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Kristin Chenoweth, Morgan Freeman, Cee-Lo Green, Forest Whitaker and Robert Townsend.

She is the host and creator of the podcast and lifestyle brand Miles to Mogul.


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