Jemar Tisby

President & Co-host of Pass The Mic

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Jemar Tisby is president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective where he writes about race, religion, and culture. He is the co-host of the Pass The Mic podcast and a PhD student in History at the University of Mississippi. Follow him on Twitter @JemarTisby

What Is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is the oldest celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. It is recognized on June 19th every year. In Texas, where it is a state holiday, slaves learned of the Emancipation Pro…