Here are 11 socially-distanced Juneteenth celebrations you can attend in Texas, according to travel magazine

The holiday is celebrated in June because slaves in Texas and several other states did not learn of their freedom until June of 1865.
The holiday is celebrated in June because slaves in Texas and several other states did not learn of their freedom until June of 1865. (2004 Getty Images)

In the wake of recent events, Juneteenth will be celebrated more than ever before.

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the enforced end of slavery in Galveston on June 19, 1865, three years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.

Texas Highways, an online travel magazine published by the Texas Department of Transportation, compiled a list of socially-distanced Juneteenth celebrations happening across the state.

Here is Texas Highways’ list of curbside and virtual events celebrating the holiday:

Stay Black and Live: A Virtual Juneteenth 2020 Festival

Austin

June 19

This virtual event features live music, spoken word performances, and plays with themes of justice and equality. It is available to stream on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch.


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