Mayor Turner, organizers announce this year’s citywide Juneteenth celebrations

Mayor Sylvester Turner will join the Houston City-Wide Juneteenth Planning Committee Monday to announce several events to commemorate the federal Juneteenth holiday this year.

HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner joined the Houston Citywide Juneteenth Planning Committee Monday to announce several events to commemorate the federal Juneteenth holiday this year.

Mayor Turner and speakers provided information on the celebrations at 10:15 a.m.

Several communities and organizations, from Freedman’s Town to Acres Homes and Independence Heights, came together to bring several multicultural events open to all Houstonians and guests.

“Our community not only continued to celebrate but also expanded the importance of this history,” Mayor Turner said. “So I’m pleased to announce that we’ve joined forces with leaders to showcase events all over the city.”

Mayor Turner was joined by several representatives, including:

  • Tanya Debose, Independence Heights Redevelopment Council
  • Harrison Guy, 5th Ward Cultural Arts District
  • Ramon Manning, Emancipation Park Conservancy
  • Necole Irvin, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
  • Zion Escobar, Houston Freedmen’s Town Conservancy Director
  • Miguel Ceasar, African American Library at The Gregory School
  • Janice Weaver, Mayor’s Office of Community Relations

A website was established for those interested in attending Juneteenth events or learning about the history. You can visit the website here.

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