Posted on · Reedy Chapel was the first place enslaved people went to after learning of their freedom. The church now attracts thousands during Juneteenth to learn of its history.
Posted on · Filmmaker Dru Holley and historian Cale Carter use JUNETEENTH as a backdrop and examine the untold history and complex legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers, the all-Black military regiments who primarily served on the Western frontier following the Civil War.
Posted on · Yates' great-granddaughter recalls his role in establishing Juneteenth and Emancipation Park.
Posted on · The national call-in radio show will broadcast live from Houston Public Media Sunday night.
Posted on · Billboard journalist Fred Bronson discusses the songs that bring Summer to life; plus, The First Power Couple of Pop & Soul.
Posted on · Houstonians can celebrate the holiday throughout the month of June, with some free and paid events in the area.
Posted on · WNYC's "The United States of Anxiety" Juneteenth Special featured a report from Houston's Emancipation Park and multiple guests.
Posted on · Union Gen. Gordon Granger set up his headquarters in Galveston, Texas, and famously signed an order June 19, 1865, "All slaves are free." President Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday last year.
Posted on · Today, we're on location where African Americans were officially declared free from slavery on June 19, 1865. Our conversation reflects on a time of celebration, while learning the history and the deeper meaning of the Juneteenth holiday itself.
Posted on · The grandmother of Juneteenth, Opal Lee, joins a special edition of I SEE U and shares her perspective on the commercialization of this cultural event one year after she paved the way for it to become a federal holiday
Posted on · On Friday's show: On the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, we discuss how the ensuing scandal changed the country and casts a shadow on politics today. And we preview some Juneteenth events and programs.
Posted on · On Thursday's show: New York Times correspondent Jonathan Martin discusses his book, This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America's Future. And we visit Juneteenth historical sites in Galveston.
Posted on · Learn about and celebrate Juneteenth this weekend throughout the Houston area.
Posted on · Houston Public Media listeners are encouraged to participate in the show via social media and call in to discuss the holiday.
Posted on · Congressional leaders nominated a number of Texans for the annual award aimed at recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions toward peace.