upcoming “2015 juneteenth” events for galveston county & tuesday, nov. 3, 2015 city of houston election reminder
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Galveston, Texas
7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 the 23rd Annual Al Edwards Juneteenth Banquet will take place at the Old Central Cultural Center located 2627 Avenue M in Galveston, Texas. DETAILS: The theme “Come on Home Where It All Began” highlights the history of Juneteenth and its im-
portance to our community and heritage. Former State Rep. Al Edwards, Old Central Board President Ennis Williams and UTMB started this banquet 19 years ago. Banquet Sponsorships: $350, $500, and $1,000. Individual Tickets $35.
Saturday, June 13, 2015 Galveston, Texas At 10:00 A.M. on Saturday,
June 13, 2015 the (GHF) Galveston Historical Foundation will present "African American History: Importance & Reflection". This event will take place at: 1861 Custom House located at 502 20th Street in Galveston, Texas. DETAILS: The Galveston Historical Foundation will host two speakers to bring a historical perspective to Juneteenth and inspire us with thoughts on the importance of African American History. One of the speakers is Deborah Mack, from the National Museum of African American History; Caleb Daniels, from the Rice University Department of History is the other speaker.
Saturday, June 13, 2015 Hitchcock, Texas
-- U.S. SENATOR SHELDON WHITEHOUSE is the Democrat from Rhode Island who co-sponsored S.RES. 474.
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At 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 13, 2015 the 104th Annual Juneteenth Family Day will take place at Stringfellow Orchards located at 7902 State Highway 6 in Hitchcock, Texas. DETAILS: Stringfellow Orchards was owned by Henry Marlyn Stringfellow (1839-1912), a successful businessman in the late 1880’s. Because of his success, Mr. Stringfellow was able to pay orchard workers one dollar a day (when the going wage was fifty cents). This enabled workers, mostly freed slaves, the opportunity to better take care of their families. It also allowed them the opportunity to buy land. In his book, The New Horticulture (1896), Mr. Stringfellow mentions the name of one of these men, Frank Bell. The Bell family lives in Texas City. Activities for the day include moonwalk, games for children of all ages, music and performances.
Ben Hall, a 2015 Candidate for City of Houston Mayor is featured on the Juneteenth Calendar edition of Houston Business Connections Magazine...