The official Juneteenth Committee in East Woods Park, Austin, Texas on June Juneteenth marks what is arguably the most significant event in American history after independence itself—the eradication of American slavery.
Martha and Pinkie Yates in a buggy decorated for the annual Juneteenth celebration in front 319 Robin St. in the Fourth Ward of Huston, Texas. (Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library)
Juneteenth: 150 Years Ago, Slavery Ends & Black America Got Its Own Independence Day In 1865, enslaved Africans on Galveston Island, Texas, had been declared free two years earlier but didn’t know it.T. Ellis Juneteenth Freedom Art Exhibition at the U.S. Senate Russell Rotunda, Washington, D.C. June 15-19, 2015. www.tellisfineart.com
Fort Smith regional members of the Juneteenth Planning Commission, Inc. (JPCI), gathered at Martin Luther King (MLK) Park on Thursday (June for the annual flag-raising ceremony commemorating Juneteenth, commonly.