Former Texans safety Michael Thomas grew up in Houston, just 60 miles northwest of Galveston where a Union army general proclaimed freedom from slavery in Texas in 1865, but he admits he still had a lot to learn about Juneteenth.
As part of the NFL’s Inspire Change initiative, Thomas went to Galveston and helped create a video tour through Galveston’s historic sites to educate the public on Juneteenth.
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In the four-minute video (WATCH HERE), Thomas interviews local historians at several Galveston landmarks related to Juneteenth.