08 Feb Black History is Essential to Galveston’s Story
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Black History is Essential to Galveston’s Story – Few cities have a more deeply meaningful historical connection to the black community than Galveston. From Juneteenth to contributions to medicine by pioneers like Mary Madison and the Stanton family, educators like Jessie McGuire Dent and Izola Collins, business leaders and activists like Norris Wright Cuney, local landmarks like the Reedy Chapel AME Church, St. Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church, and the Rosewood Cemetery, the African-American community has been part of a wealth of contributions to Galveston’s culture and history. Join me as we remember and celebrate this connection, not only this month but all year long.