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Thursday, June 19 1865: Union troops commanded by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War was over, and that all remaining slaves in Texas were free, an event celebrated to this day as "Juneteenth." Comment?
A likely top-five pick overall. "He's special, just a little bit," a scout said. Comment?
A century ago, the Houston Ship Channel was nothing more than a bayou meandering into the Gulf of Mexico. Comment?
I cringe every year when Black History Month rolls around. Don't get me wrong, I think it's important for all Americans to know something about "the black experience" that played such a big role in shaping the culture and politics of this nation. Comment?
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