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Author: Carolyn Campbell
  • Emancipation Park
    June 16, 2017
    Juneteenth and Houston’s Emancipation Park have had a special connection since the park was established 145 years ago. That connection is being fortified with the celebrations planned this year as the park unveils a massive overhaul that will bring new life to the Third Ward. Understanding the shared history of the park and the holiday can help people better appreciate the significance of each. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger standing on the balcony of Ashton Villa in...
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