Tamala Edwards' Personal Story Commemorating Juneteenth
Niki Hawkins, 6abc News - June 21st, 2021
"She interviews her cousin Jason Edwards, Chairman of the non-profit 'Juneteenth USA', to discuss his father's legacy, the passage of this federal holiday, and the work that still needs to be done around equality for all."
EBONY Remembers the Late Texas Rep. Al Edwards—the Father of Juneteenth—on His Birthday
Savannah Taylor - Ebony Magazine I March 19, 2022
"Prior to its passage as a national holiday, Juneteenth was celebrated by 14 states. However, many are unaware of the impassioned soul who led the catalyst of the historic day to to be recognized nationwide..."
Q&A: Edwards happy to be called father of Juneteenth
David Ellison - Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle I June 18, 2006
"Q: When you first introduced the bill, did you get some resistance from fellow lawmakers?
A: Oh, did I ever. First of all, remember this is Texas, and that was in '79. That wasn't too long from the time that the civil rights bill was signed..."
Congresswoman Maxine Waters