upcoming â€œ2015 juneteenthâ€? events for galveston county & tuesday, nov. 3, 2015 city of houston election reminder
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston origin in 1865,
the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and empha-
sizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long overdue. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. Sensitized to the conditions and experiences of others, only then can we make significant and lasting improvements in our society.
For more info on Juneteenth, visit
www.juneteenth.com Sunday, June 7, 2015 Galveston, Texas
-- U.S. SENATOR BARBARA MIKULSKI is the Democrat from Maryland who co-sponsored S.RES. 474.
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At 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 7, 2015 the 23rd Annual Juneteenth Development Corporation Scholarship Gala will take place at the Old Central Cultural Center located at: 2627 Avenue M in Galveston, Texas. DETAILS: Young Ladies ages 17 to 22 will compete for scholarships and prizes. The first place winner will be crowned Miss Juneteenth Ambassador. Contestants are judged on an oral presentation of their goals and aspirations; a creative talent; formal wear and a question and answer session.
Ben Hall, a 2015 Candidate for City of Houston Mayor is featured on the Juneteenth Calendar edition of Houston Business Connections Magazine...