Saturday, June 22 ~ 12:15 - 4:30 pm
Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St.
The Northeast Community Coalition will host a Juneteenth Celebration in the East End Community on Saturday, June 22, from 12:15-4:30 pm.
What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The occasion celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures.
2019 Juneteenth Celebration
The June 22 event will begin at 12:30 pm with a Freedom March that begins and ends at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St. Participants are encouraged to begin assembling for the march at 12:15 pm.
The day's activities will highlight the freeing of the slaves in Texas two years after the passing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Immediately following the Freedom Walk there will be food, activities, music, and water sprayer fun for the children.
This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.