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 in commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, marking the day enslaved people in Texas were finally freed — more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. The national holiday is known by many names, Freedom Day, Liberation Day, Emancipation Day, and Jubilee Day. In this hour-long audio documentary, […]



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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