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Author: Carolyn Campbell
  • GLOVER & HOPKINS Credit: nasa.gov
    July 18, 2019
    In Houston, anytime is a good time to talk to astronauts, after all, this is Space City. And Houston was at the center of that historic moment when mankind took its first steps on the moon. While the single steps were small, the leap made by the heroic astronauts of Apollo 11 for space exploration were experienced worldwide. So, it is certainly fitting as the city gears up to celebrate the 50 th anniversary of the moon landing this July to pay tribute to NASA and members of the United States
  • June 17, 2019
    It’s hard to talk about Juneteenth in Houston without talking about Emancipation Park in the city’s Third Ward community. The two have had a special connection since the park was established 147 years ago to commemorate the day many slaves in Texas learned that they were free. Slavery officially ended in the United States when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, but it wasn’t until 1865 that the abolition of slavery was recognized in...
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