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June 19 Museum, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Ms. Jacqueline Griffin to its Board of Advisors

Jacqueline (aka Momma Griffin) Griffin is a Motivational Speaker, mother of three, grandmother, and retired Army Sergeant. Many also know her as the mother of Heisman Trophy Winner, Number Two (2) Overall NFL Draft pick, NFL 2013 Rookie of the Year, and NFL Quarterback, Mr. Robert L. Griffin III (RG3). Motivational Speaker Ms. Jacqueline Griffin recently joined June 19 Museum, Inc as an advisor to prepare [...]

August 31, 2021|

Douglas Mathews Joins June 19 Museum, Inc. as an Advisor to Prepare for the 2022 Juneteenth Celebration

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- June 19 Museum, Inc. announces the appointment of Mr. Douglas Matthews to its Board of Advisors. Mr. Matthews' involvement with Galveston Juneteenth Celebration started on June 19, 1980, when he served as Galveston Assistant City Manager, celebrating with Texas State Representative Al Edwards at Galveston's Ashton Villa.

August 27, 2021|

The Custom House – Juneteenth Museum

Few things, if any, are as painful to the American psyche than our history with slavery. As highlighted in the Foreign Affairs magazine article “America’s Original Sin”, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution make it impossible to reconcile the values espoused in those texts with the United States’ original sin of slavery. This flaw marred the country’s creation, warped its prospects, and eventually plunged it into civil [...]

August 27, 2021|

June 19 Museum Announces Plans to Bring World-Class Juneteenth Travel Destination to Galveston, Texas

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The June 19 Museum, Inc has agreed to acquire The Custom House from DSW Homes to establish a boutique museum dedicated to Juneteenth. The company is transforming The 1861 Customs House historic site into "The Customs House – Juneteenth Museum." This new center will feature a boutique hotel, restaurant, and educational activities that support the national celebration of Juneteenth. It will also be an "experiential museum" that [...]

August 24, 2021|

Juneteenth, “Who would have thought”?

By Robert E Purvis Juneteenth! Who would have thought that the date would become a National Holiday after over a century of celebration by the Black community? In 1980, Texas became the first state to make Juneteenth an official holiday, and several others followed suit over the years culminating in the June 17, 2021 announcement. The question, however, is how many people know the origin of Juneteenth, and [...]

August 23, 2021|
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