Galveston is a coastal city located on Galveston Island in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2005 U.S. Census estimate, the city had a total population of 57,466.
During the post-Civil-War period, leaders such as George T. Ruby and Norris Wright Cuney, who headed the Texas Republican Party, promoted African-American civil rights helping to drastically improve educational and employment opportunities for blacks in Galveston and in Texas.
The Rainforest Pyramid at Moody Gardens is a popular tourist destination which in 2007 brought $808 million to the local economy and attracted 5.4 million visitors. The city features an array of lodging options, including hotels such as the historic Hotel Galvez and Tremont House, vintage bed and breakfast inns, beachfront condominiums, and resort rentals. The city's tourist attractions include the Galveston Schlitterbahn waterpark, Moody Gardens botanical park, the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, the Lone Star Flight Museum, Galveston Railroad Museum, a downtown neighborhood of historic buildings known as The Strand, many historical museums and mansions, and miles of beach front from the East End's Porretto Beach, Stewart Beach to the West End pocket parks. The Strand plays host to a yearly Mardi Gras festival, Galveston Island Jazz & Blues Festival and a Victorian-themed Christmas festival called Dickens on the Strand (honoring the works of novelist Charles Dickens, especially A Christmas Carol) in early December.
Galveston has been home to many important figures in Texas and U.S. history. During the island's earliest history it became the domain of Jean Lafitte, the famed pirate and American hero of the War of 1812. Much later in the 19th century, the African American Galveston civil rights leader Norris Wright Cuney rose to become the head of the Texas Republican Party and became one of the most important Southern black leaders of the century. Later Jack Johnson, nicknamed the “Galveston Giant”, became the first black world heavyweight boxing champion.
in the city was $28,895, and the median income for a family was $35,049. Males had a median income of $30,150 versus $26,030 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,275. About 17.8% of families and 22.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.1% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.
Galveston's climate is classified as humid subtropical. Prevailing winds from the south and southeast bring heat from the deserts of Mexico and moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. Summer temperatures regularly exceed 90 °F and the area's humidity drives the heat index even higher. Winters in the area are temperate with typical January highs above 60 °F and lows near 50 °F. Snowfall is generally rare. Annual rainfall averages well over 40 inches a year with some areas typically receiving over 50 inches.
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Heidi & JOJO Hair Brading - Category: Black Hair Salons - 6195 Central City Boulevard - Galveston, TX (409) 741-6400
Jamaica ME Sweat - Category: Black Hair Salons - 16708 San Luis Passage Road - Galveston, TX (409) 632-9200
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Creative Minds Media - Category: Services - Bringing creativity and storytelling to every production we do. 1234 anywhere Galveston/Houston Texas (281) 508-6721 - (visit website)
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Soul Smoke House Kitchen - Category: Southern, Soul Food - 715 35th St
Galveston, TX 77550 (409) 621-2626
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This freestyle is a segment from the Pitch Control Bonus Mix featured on the DJ Screw & the Screwed Up Click "Soldiers United 4 Cash" DVD. Pokey, Shasta, & Lil Flip freestyle over the June 27th instrumental live from the Kappa Beach Party - Galveston, TX 2001
B. Jiggers Entertainment Venue - Category: Entertainment - Known primarily as a music venue, B. Jiggers also frequently invites comedians to take the stage. - 5002 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX (409) 740-3581 (within Holiday Inn Resort)
AMC Annual Juneteenth Picnic at Wright-Cuney Park (June) 718 41st Street, Galveston, Texas. For information, contact Annie Mae Charles at (409) 762-5133
Traditional picnic at the completion of the parade. Complimentary refreshments provided.
Annual Gospel Explosion by Mt. Olive Baptist Church (June) Menard Park and Pavilion, 2600 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Texas (409) 740-1144 - (visit website)
Activities: All day event featuring performances by gospel groups, food and vendor booths, and activities for the entire family.
Festivities begin with Gospel by the Sea in June at Moody Gardens. Other Juneteenth activities include a scholarship gala, African-American Heritage Exhibits at the Old Central Cultural Center, and Underground Railroad re-enactments hosted by the Galveston Historical Foundation.
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