Galveston, Texas ~ Ashton's Villa

Ashton's Villa is a beautiful piece of history in Galveston, Texas. Built in 1859 by slaves, this home was the site that the Proclamation of Freedom for Slaves was read to the Republic of Texas June 19th, 1865. We were able to witness the reenactment on June 19th, 2017.

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Galveston, Texas ~ Brown's Beach

Galveston had a segregated beach area on the Main Seawall called Brown’s Beach, which also included ablock of Black owned businesses and clubs called “Gus’s Alley”, this area is now Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to 28th St. on the Seawall.

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