Videos

TIPHC videos are $15 each, including shipping.

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“Forever Free — African-American Legislators of Texas, 1967-2007”

This 28-minute documentary takes a look at the role of African American legislators in politics and public service from 1967 – 2007. The documentary highlights interviews and testimonies from pioneers regarding the history and legacy of legislators who have played a part in transforming places and enhancing lives.

 


“Juneteenth, A Celebration of Freedom”

This inspiring 26-minute documentary captures the spirit of Juneteenth and explains the origin and evolution of this important date in U.S. history. On June 19, 1865 at Galveston, Texas, Union Gen. Gordon Granger read General Order No. 3, announcing that the Civil War had ended and all slaves in the former Confederate states were now free. This was two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863. However, the enslaved in Texas were the last in the country officially notified of their freedom. Since, June 19th, “Juneteenth,” has become a sacred day for African-American communities internationally to celebrate community pride and heritage.

This DVD, produced by the TIPHC in 2008, provides an insightful perspective about the history of this significant day and remains an invaluable instrument for historical research and community engagement.