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upcoming “2015 juneteenth” events for galveston county & tuesday, nov. 3, 2015 city of houston election reminder

Friday, June 19, 2015 Galveston, Texas

At 8:30 P.M. on Friday, June 19, 2015 the 36th Annual Al Edwards Juneteenth State Holiday, Emancipation Proclamation Reading & Prayer Breakfast will take place at 1859 Ashton Villa located at 2328 Broad-

way in Galveston, Texas. DETAILS: The Emancipation Proclamation will be read to commemorate the historic event that occurred in Galveston on June 19, 1865, two years after it was enacted in 1863. Galveston holds the distinction of being the place of the first reading of the Proclamation in the South. We also celebrate Texas State Representative Al Edwards’ sponsorship of two

legislative bills establishing Juneteenth as a State Holiday in 1979 and providing for a Juneteenth statue in Galveston. In June 2007, the Texas Emancipation Juneteenth Cultural and Historical Commission dedicated a $100,000 statue commemorating the State Juneteenth Holiday at the historic Ashton Villa, which was the first government recognized holiday for black people in the United States. Free Breakfast after the program will be provided by “You Can’t Touch This”. Call Douglas Matthews at (409)747-2791 for more information on this event.

Friday, June 19, 2015 Galveston, Texas

-- U.S. SENATOR TED CRUZ is the Republican from Texas who co-sponsored S.RES. 474.



At 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 19, 2015 the 37th Annual Annie Mae Charles Juneteenth Picnic will take place at Wright Cuney Park located at 41st & Avenue H in Galveston, Texas. DETAILS: There will be activities for the whole family. Mrs. Charles is one of our oldest Galveston leaders (101). Complimentary refreshments will be provided as well as music and activities for the entire family. A special program will include the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, Wright Cuney Angels, Talent Contest, Music, Praise Singing, Dance, Hoops Contest and Wright Cuney Brass Band. Awards will be given to 1st and 2nd place winners. The picnic is free to the public. Everyone is invited to bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the entertainment. Contact Anna Fields (409)539-5221 or Barbara Gordon (409)599-8050 for more info on this event.

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