Do you know the history and significance of Juneteenth?
June 19th is also known as Juneteenth which is a day to recognize the end of slavery and to celebrate the culture and achievements of Africian- Americans. It became a state holiday in Texas in 1980, and now the celebration has reach other states as well as many countries outside the United States.
Today's interview is with La Shawn K. Ford. Mr. Ford received his B.S in Education from Loyola University in Chicago and became a history teacher and basketball coach for the Chicago Public Schools. He later received his broker license and started a career as a Real Estate entrepreneur and founder of the Ford Desired Reality, Inc.and also became a member of the Chicago and National Association of Realtors.
In 2007 La Shawn Ford was elected State Representative for the 8th District , and todays interview he will introduce and inform us about his promotion of the African-American Rapid Relief Task Force. One of the concerns politicians are proposing is to have Governor Pritzker to lower flags statewide on Juneteenth which they feel would be a step towards addressing the inequities and injustices against the Black community.
For more information go to: https://www.lashawnkford.com/download/FORDpr-2020-06-05-FORD-Promotes-Rapid-Relief-African-American-Task-Force.pdf