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Activism's Next Generation | Kansas City's Juneteenth | A COVID-19 Remembrance

In the wake of the death of George Floyd, Justice Horn, has organized multiple Kansas City protests in calling for social justice reform.
Gabrielle Stanley
In the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, Justice Horn, center, has organized multiple Kansas City protests calling for social justice reform.

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.

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.

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
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Grace Cole is an intern for KCUR's Up To Date.