This Week in South Florida: T. Willard Fair

Sunday, June 19 is Juneteenth, marking the day 157 years ago that union soldiers brought the news to enslaved black people in Galveston, Texas that they had been freed.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Sunday, June 19 is Juneteenth, marking the day 157 years ago that union soldiers brought the news to enslaved black people in Galveston, Texas that they had been freed.

This is the second year Juneteenth is celebrated as an official national holiday.

That means celebrations, and also reflection, on where our country has come since.

T. Willard Fair is the President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Miami. He is also a veteran force for empowering young people and community building.

Fair joined This Week in South Florida hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg to discuss, and their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.


About the Authors:

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."

Michael Putney came to Local 10 in 1989 to become senior political reporter and host of "This Week In South Florida with Michael Putney." He is Local 10's senior political reporter.