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Juneteenth reading list: Learn more about the history

These books can help you get a better understanding of Juneteenth, its meaning and how our area played a major role.
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HOUSTON — There is so much history surrounding the emancipation of enslaved people in our country. And Houston is included.  Below are books you can 

Houston Bound: Culture and Color in a Jim Crow City

 by Tyina L. Steptoe

Images of America: African Americans of Galveston

 by Tommie D. Boudreaux and Alice M. Gatson

Island of Color: Where Juneteenth Started

 by Izola Ethel Fedford Collins


by Ralph Ellison

Juneteenth 101: Popular Myths and Forgotten Facts

by D. J. Norman-Cox

On Juneteenth

 by Annette Gordon-Reed 

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