• I'm a fourth-generation descendent of Jack Yates, a Juneteenth pioneer. Here's why his legacy is worth appreciating

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    Jack Yates is a Juneteenth pioneer. The African American Library at The Gregory School, Houston Public Library
    Shelby Stewart is a fourth-generation descendant of Jack Yates, a Juneteenth pioneer.
    He helped establish Emancipation Park in Houston, Texas, one of the first places Juneteenth was celebrated.
    Many refer to Yates as the "father of Black Houston."
    Recollections of family history - specifically for African Americans - are sobering reminders that we're only a few generations removed from the injustices of slavery, discrimination, and segregation. My fourth great grandfather, John...
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