Juneteenth

Galveston Unpacks Juneteenth History With New Downtown Mural

Posted on · This weekend, Texans will celebrate Juneteenth, the anniversary of the day enslaved African-Americans were liberated in Texas -- more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. That happened when Union troops arrived in Galveston, where on Saturday many will celebrate with a Juneteenth parade and the dedication of a new mural.

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Annette Gordon-Reed On The History And Meaning Of Juneteenth (June 17, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We get the latest on the sweltering weather and the potential this weekend for a weather disturbance in the gulf, and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed discusses her book On Juneteenth.