Community and Cultural Relation Commission's Juneteenth Celebration
Join the Community & Cultural Relations Commission hosted Juneteenth celebration with activities, music, food, education, and more. Including opportunities to support Black owned businesses! For those of us who are unfamiliar with the holiday, Juneteenth is a celebration of Black liberation. Often called ‘Freedom Day’, June 19th marks the date when a group of enslaved Texans learned that they were free from institutionalized slavery in 1865, over two years after Lincoln first signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Newly freed Black folks celebrated in 1866 with food and music, much like Black Americans celebrate today.
*Masks required to ensure the health and safety of those at risk, see events for more information*