upcoming “2015 juneteenth” events for galveston county & tuesday, nov. 3, 2015 city of houston election reminder and Sealy; procession to Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church, 2015 Broadway, Galveston, Texas 77550 (approximately 3 blocks). Families from all over the country are coming home to Galveston to celebrate Juneteenth – “where it all began”. Juneteenth Homecoming is a tradition that families have practiced since freedom came to Texas in 1865. Families came back home to Galveston to fellowship, to pray and to honor their ancestors who endured the bonds of slavery. Bring your family to walk in the footsteps of
their ancestors as Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church re-enacts the first documented celebration of emancipation, held on January 1, 1866 and attended by close to 1,000 citizens of Galveston. You’ll be a witness to history and forever a part of this historic event – the 150th reading of General Order #3 from the steps of the Old Galveston Courthouse. A jubilant march to the historic sanctuary of Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church is followed by an inspirational program of music, performances, stirring speakers and a reading of the
Emancipation Proclamation. Traditional Juneteenth refreshments will be served. All are invited to participate in this free event open to the public.
Friday, June 19, 2015 Galveston, Texas
7:30 P.M. on Friday, June 19, 2015 the Galveston Juneteenth Parade will take place proceed from 1600 Strand to Seawall in Galveston, Texas. DETAILS: TIME: The parade lineup is at 6:00 p.m. at 16th & Strand to 20th & Strand. PARADE STARTS: 7:30 p.m. PARADE ROUTE: West on Strand to 25th. Left on 25th to Seawall Boulevard; Right on Seawall to 28th. Parade will end between Seawall Boulevard and Avenue Q. CONTACT: Rosalyn Jackson (409) 497-3203, Jamal Shabazz (Chair) (409) 5990155, Anna Fields (Co-Chair) (409) 539-5221, Sandra Tousant (832) 4522956. Call one of the three contact persons to pick up an application form.
Saturday, June 20, 2015 Galveston, Texas
U.S. SENATOR CHRIS COONS is the Democrat from Delaware who co-sponsored S.RES. 474.
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At 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 20, 2015 the Take It to the Wood "Juneteenth Celebration" will take place at Shiloh A.M.E. Church located at 1310 29th Street in Galveston, Texas. DETAILS: This event promises to be lots of fun, food and plenty of games and fellowship. Contact Reverend Kevin Hodge, Sr., Pastor of Shiloh A.M.E. Church at (409)7623646 for more information.
Ben Hall, a 2015 Candidate for City of Houston Mayor is featured on the Juneteenth Calendar edition of Houston Business Connections Magazine...