Activism's Next Generation | Kansas City's Juneteenth | A COVID-19 Remembrance
Segment 1, beginning at 4:26: Civil rights activism has a new generation of leaders.
Young college students are at the forefront of the movement for black lives. Two Missouri advocates discussed why they chose to lead from the front.
- Justice Horn, University of Missouri-Kansas City student
- Roman Leapheart, University of Missouri student
Segment 2, beginning at 35:16: Due to COVID-19, Juneteenth celebrations in Kansas City will be virtual.
The program director of Juneteenth KC had to quickly find ways to engage audiences online this year because of the coronavirus. The holiday commemorates the end of slavery with celebrations and education on African American culture and history.
- Makeda Peterson, Juneteenth KC program director
Segment 3, beginning at 48:04: A daughter shares memories of her father, who died from COVID-19.
Alvin Edgell died of COVID-19 last month at the age of 96. His daughter, Holly, remembers traveling with her father, and how he enjoyed talking about politics and current events.
- Holly Edgell, journalist