What Celebrating Juneteenth Means to Me, as a Black Texan

That June 19 in 1865, the day we now celebrate as a nation, was the day that Black Texans officially received some of the stalest news in American history.

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The Ghost Wolves of Galveston Island

A population of strange canids in Texas could hold the key to reviving the highly endangered red wolf.

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What You Need to Know About the Robert Durst Case

The subject of HBO’s “The Jinx” was convicted last month of killing a close confidante in 2000, possibly to stop her from revealing what she knew about the disappearance of his wife. He will be sentenced on Thursday.

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What $750,000 Buys You in Texas, Georgia and Michigan

An 1870s Victorian in Galveston, a Craftsman bungalow in Atlanta and a stately 1912 brick house in Detroit.

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How Americans are Celebrating Juneteenth: Photos Across the US

From Brooklyn to Galveston, there were scenes of joy and reflections on the meaning of the holiday. “We have to celebrate that we survived,” one man said.

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The 1865 Handwritten Order Marking Juneteenth Has Been Found

The order to inform Texans that “all slaves are free” was found in a Union Army records book in the National Archives in Washington on Thursday.

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The History and Meaning of Juneteenth

“When I think about Juneteenth as Emancipation Day, and I think about this moment, I feel like we still need to be emancipated.”

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Why Juneteenth Matters

It was black Americans who delivered on Lincoln’s promise of “a new birth of freedom.”

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What is Juneteenth Day?

On June 19, 1865, enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free. Now, 155 years later, people in cities and towns across the U.S. continue to mark the occasion with celebrations.

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