Articles tagged: Juneteenth
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed offers a historical primer on the conditions that made Juneteenth a holiday and its importance to the nation.
This past summer, celebrating Juneteenth at home in Texas made me feel as though I was at the center of the world. I was used to spending the holiday, which cel...Read More
With Juneteenth approaching, now’s a good time to consider the living legacy of slavery in our state. ...Read More
Living-history educator Sam Allen shares stories of the black soldiers who fought in America’s Civil War and Indian wars. ...Read More
'Tis the season to take a hard look at our epic history, and face some ugly truths.
With Juneteenth fast approaching, now is a good time to talk about Black history in Texas, and an even better time to cut through the myths and get to the ugly ...Read More
Mexia will forever be marked by the night that three boys died in the custody of three police officers, under circumstances that remain troubling to this day.
If you head east out of Waco, past the spot where the Branch Davidian complex used to be, in less than an hour you will find yourself in the little town of Mexi...Read More