June 2023 NEWS

The "Blank Slate Monument" celebrates Juneteenth in Galveston

Galveston (June 19, 2023)—Artist Kwame Akoto-Bamfo, the Nia Cultural Center's Sue Johnson, and the Juneteenth Legacy Project's Sam Collins discuss the significance of the “Blank Slate Monument,” an interactive sculpture paying tribute to African American history. The statue has... Read More >

Juneteenth: The History of a Holiday

On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Texas were told they were free. A century and a half later, people across the U.S. continue to celebrate the day, which is now a federal holiday. President Biden signed legislation in 2021 that made Juneteenth, which falls on June... Read More >

16 Houstonians are among the '50 most influential Texans' in Texas Monthly's new book

President Jimmy Carter and George P. Mitchell at The Woodlands Conference in the late 1970s. Inspired by Dennis Meadows, author of “Limits to Growth,” the series of seven conferences over a 28-year period addressed the issues of sustainable societies. The conference awarded The Mitchell... Read More >

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