Rev. Dr. Forrest Pritchett Talks Juneteenth And Why It's Still Relevant Today

Jun 25, 2018

Rev. Dr. Forrest Pritchett at WBGO studios in Newark, NJ
Credit Alexandra Hill / News

2018 marks the 153rd celebration of the holiday known as Juneteenth,  a day that many regard as the African-American Independence Day. WBGO's Alexandra Hill sits down with Seton Hall professor, historian, and longtime activist, the Reverend Dr. Forrest Pritchett.  Pritchett who was honored with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 by then President Barak Obama, is one of many who are working to make the annual celebration a federal holiday.