Siege of Port Hudson

On July 9 ,1863 the Union fought in the Siege of Port Hudson. This was the final battle to secure control of the Mississippi River and The Gulf of Mexico. Port Hudson and Port Vicksburg were strongholds for the Confederate Army. While Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant took siege to

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What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth still has social and political implications for all Americans and can be compared to the Fourth of July.

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Muhammad Ali’s Biggest Fight

An Article by: Johnathan Allen, BSNM Social Media Intern Muhammad Ali’s Biggest Fight   On June, 20 1967 the great Muhammad Ali was convicted here in Houston, TX for violating the Service Act. This caused him to lose his boxer license for three years. Ali started is boxing career as

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Juneteenth

An Article by: Johnathan Allen, BSNM Social Media Intern Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, is the oldest known celebration of African American freedom. The name Juneteenth comes from the date itself, June 19th. In June of 1865 Major Gen. Gordon Granger led his union troops to Galveston, Texas to

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Roadrunner Journeys features Buffalo Soldiers Museum

Roadrunner Journey featured us on their blog. 

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New Houston monument honors overlooked Buffalo Soldiers of WWI

One the eve of both Veterans Day and the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum and the French Veterans of Texas unveiled a new monument honoring black American soldiers who fought in WW I and returned to a nation unwilling to even

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Houston museum celebrates art inspired by black military contributions

The Houston Chronicle featured our MIA (Military Inspired Art) exhibit. Click here to read the full article   

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