Houstonians celebrate Juneteenth and reflect on the now Federal holiday.
The new national holiday recognizes when the emancipation proclamation was brought to Texas, marking the end of slavery. This year the holiday also falls on fathers day. FOX 26’s Chelsea Edwards shares the special meaning of both for Black fathers in the Houston area.
Juneteenth celebrations kicked off Saturday morning at the Acres Homes Multi-Service Center, where Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is hosting the 9th annual Acres Homes Juneteenth Parade. FOX 26's Chelsea Edwards has the story.
“The holiday is important to reflect on freedom and reflect on who we are as a nation and who we want to be as a nation,” a museum curator explains.
Houston's Emancipation Park hosted a two-day major two-day Juneteenth celebration to commemorate its 150-year anniversary.
Empancipation Park receives $100,000 grant at Juneteenth celebration from Baker Hughes
We're learning more about what happened after freedom came to slaves in June of 1865 and the land made available to freedmen that continues to be owned by descendants. FOX 26 Photojournalist Darlene Janik Faires takes us on a tour of hidden history.
A new interactive exhibit will open Sunday in the Carriage House of the 1859 Ashton Villa, offering a historic look at the origins of the holiday FOX 26 Photojournalist Darlene Janik Faires gives us a preview.
For the airline’s "Freedom Flight," United flew the high school students around Texas for about 90 minutes to celebrate Juneteenth. For many of the children, it was their first time ever being on an airplane.
Juneteenth is an opportunity to celebrate freedom! Organizations, communities and institutions around the city have joined forces to fill up your calendar all month long.
The Emancipation Park Conservancy teamed up with Lucille's 1913' to help feed Houstonians in traditional Juneteenth fashion. FOX 26's Denise Middleton gives us a look at the celebrations.
Saturday looks hot and humid, but there's only a 20% for any rain since the tropical low is heading well to the east of SE Texas. Sunday will bring a few showers as more humidity moves onshore and early into next week. Monday and Tuesday have the best chance for scattered showers, while the rest of the week will be hot and muggy.
We have talked a lot about Juneteenth, but many Americans only learned about its history in the past year or so, and many are eager to see it better taught so that it's not misunderstood as a black-only holiday
Juneteenth is Saturday and FOX 26 Houston’s Coco Dominguez tells us how residents in Baytown are preparing for a big celebration!
Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. An artist in Galveston has commemorated it with a colorful display of its history.
President Joe Biden signed legislation today that made Juneteenth a national holiday. The holiday marks the day the last American slaves, in Galveston, learned they were emancipated. But many in the Black community say a paid day off at work isn’t the meaningful change they want. Our panelists join The Factor to debate the backlash.
Our panel of local leaders discusses the importance of Juneteenth and why it should be celebrated.
Juneteenth is the first federal holiday signed into law since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was created in 1983. Our Damali Keith was in Galveston, where Union soldiers first arrived to set Texas slaves free, to see how residents are reacting to the news!
156 years after it happened and Juneteenth is now a federal holiday.
There are many misconceptions about what Juneteenth represents. And FOX 26 Houston speaks with Dr. Gene Preuss, professor of history at University of Houston-Downtown to help break that down.