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Texas Celebrates Juneteenth

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On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers rode into Galveston with the proclamation that slavery had been abolished. Celebrations amongst African Americans, now freed, broke out all over the state—the basis for today's Juneteenth events. Over the years, the day has become a colorful party and a state holiday. Parades, picnics, Miss Juneteenth Pageants, and traditional gospel and prayer meetings take place all over the state, from June 17th to well after the 19th. Travelers are invited to join in!
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3018 Emancipation Ave, Houston, TX 77004, USA
Houston is home to one of the oldest Juneteenth festivities in the region--over 140 years old, to be exact. Parades, youth festivals, food vendors, church choirs, arts and crafts exhibits and many other attractions are all on vivid display at...
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As the city where Juneteenth was first celebrated on June 19, 1865, with the first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation in the south, Galveston remains a touchstone for this important holiday. The city celebrates every year with a prayer...
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There are plenty of ways to celebrate this holiday in the North Texas Metroplex. The multi-day Juneteenth festivities in downtown Fort Worth include a parade, a music fest, a Miss Juneteenth pageant, a 5K walk/run, art and history exhibits and...
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110 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201, USA
A bustling city north of Dallas, Denton is home to some unique and imaginative Juneteenth celebrations. Take the recent Clothesline Exhibit and Competition—a display of colorful t-shirts and posters from all over the world that honor the historic...
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2300 Rosewood Ave, Austin, TX 78702, USA
Long celebrated in Austin’s Emancipation Park (now the sight of a housing development), Juneteenth celebrations here now typically take place in Rosewood Park, which fills up with picnics, gospel music, dance, and all around good cheer. Austin...