In Galveston, Reenacting the Famous Order of Juneteenth Has Special Meaning

June 16, 2022 | By John Nova Lomax

The History of Juneteenth in Photos

June 18, 2021 | By

Galveston’s New “Absolute Equality” Mural Will Be Dedicated on Juneteenth

May 27, 2021 | By Michael Hurd

The corner of 22nd and Strand streets in Galveston’s Strand Historic District is sacred ground for Sam Collins III, a local historical preservationist.

Q&A: Writer-Director Channing Godfrey Peoples Talks Her Debut Film, “Miss Juneteenth”

June 18, 2020 | By Kimya Kavehkar

We spoke with Peoples to learn more about the process of creating “Miss Juneteenth,” bringing a film crew to Southside Fort Worth, and how the holiday is viewed today.

Where to Celebrate Juneteenth in Texas

June 17, 2020 | By Sarah Thurmond

How Juneteenth Brought Emancipation to Enslaved People in Texas

May 28, 2020 | By Michael Hurd

San Antonio’s Juneteenth Educates Future Generations

June 18, 2019 | By Cary Clack

Texans are celebrating Juneteenth with events across the state this week, including today’s state government holiday.

10 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth in Texas

May 22, 2018 | By

On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston and delivered the news to Texans that slavery had been abolished.

Honoring Juneteenth

June 1, 2010 | By Marty Lange

A national holiday honoring African American heritage claims origins in Texas. Though President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, with an effective date of January 1, 1863, enforcement of the executive order didn’t materialize in the Lone Star State until Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops arrived in Galveston on June 18, 1865.

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