How to Celebrate Black History Month in Texas

How to Celebrate Black History Month in Texas

Texas has a rich and evolving African American history—from the abolition of slavery on Juneteenth to Barbara Jordan’s leadership in the Civil Rights Movement; Dave Harris, the first African American pilot to fly a commercial airline; and Ron Kirk, the first African American mayor of a major Texas city. Events and exhibits are planned across Texas to celebrate Black History Month, but here are a few highlighted events.

10 Dog-Friendly Texas Hotels

10 Dog-Friendly Texas Hotels

My dog, Lucy, knows what a suitcase means: As I pack, she prances by the front door, ready for our next adventure. I estimate that we’ve covered more than 8,000 miles on our road trips across Texas. When I do have to leave her behind, my heart breaks to see her stare sadly out the window after me, so it’s always exciting when I can bring her along.

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