The Marshall Portnoy Show

This coming Tuesday is June 19th, and that means it’s literally Juneteenth. For those that don’t know the meaning of Juneteenth, hold on for just a moment, and I will reveal all. But remember, Lori Modern Matchmaker will be with us on the show as well! So call in your questions about life, love, dating, marriage and relationships during the show, or "WRITE NOW!" at P.O. Box 2786, Bala Cynwyd PA 19004, or [email protected].

President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, effective January 1, 1863. More than two years later, the Civil War ended with General Lee’s surrender in April of 1865. But news of the war’s end did not reach Texas until May, so the Army of the Trans-Mississippi did not surrender until a month after the war was actually over. And it was not until June 19th that the Union Army general declared freedom for all slaves in Texas. Thus began June 19th, or Juneteenth or, as it sometimes called, Freedom Day. No matter what you call it, it’s an important day for the African-American community but I think as well for the Jewish community, because it’s our responsibility to remember that when we allow anyone’s rights to be denied, we allow everyone’s rights to be denied. Black, Jewish, we’re all in this together, so - - as Laurie Akers says in her great song - - let’s "Stand Strong". You'll hear that and so much more on the show this week!

The Marshall Portnoy Show can be heard in “real time” on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM on WWDB AM 860 in Philadelphia or live stream at wwdbam.com.The Tuesday show is repeated on Friday at 10:00 AM.

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