Juneteenth Mural

A Juneteenth mural titled “Absolute Equality” by artist Reginald C. Adams is painted on the side of the Old Galveston Square building in Galveston.

For the past 20-plus years, or possibly more, this section of our newspaper has written about the importance of celebrating Juneteenth.

Juneteenth marks the day slavery ended in the United States — and it all began in Galveston on June 19, 1865.

Angela Wilson: 409-683-5239; angela.wilson@galvnews.com.

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(8) comments

Samuel Collins III

Great job. Excellent editorial.


I had the privilege of talking with Reggie and hearing his telling of the story. I agree.

Charlotte O'rourke

It is an excellent editorial and a wonderful mural. Let the celebration begin.

Mark Stevens

Charlotte...and let the Celebration not end, but continue and continue. Lincoln's work is not done yet......

Charlotte O'rourke


Bailey Jones


Norman Pappous

Excellent column.

Wayne D Holt

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

The fact that an Emancipation Proclamation was necessary at all is a stain on our shared humanity and a betrayal of the spirit of the Declaration of Independence. No equivocation should ever be countenanced, let alone permitted.

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