HOUSTON – Juneteenth is this Friday, June 19, and Houston-area events commemorate this historic day.
Juneteenth celebrates the freedom of the enslaved in Texas in 1865, two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that abolished slavery nationwide, according to Juneteenth.com.
Throughout Houston, there will be both virtual and in-person events, from Black-owned business markets to solidarity bike rides. KPRC 2 found 10 events around Houston that are scheduled this week to celebrate Juneteenth.
Be sure to let us know in the comments what you’re planning to attend.
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When: Friday, June 19; 9 p.m.