Emancipation Park hosts 149th Annual Juneteenth Celebration with virtual events
Emancipation Park is located in Houston’s Third Ward, and is a great place for community members to gather and celebrate Juneteenth. This year, they have been presenting virtual programs on their online platforms throughout the month of June, with support from corporate partners like Shell.
The Wrap: Boys Basketball Playoffs Highlights, Interviews, Scores (Bi-District)
Even though it was delayed by just a few days, the 2021 UIL Boys Basketball playoffs have officially begun in Houston. We will continue to update this story throughout the day as scores, highlights and more comes in. Jack Yates defeats Sealy 95-71Jack Yates showed its force again as it not suprisingly opened the playoffs with a double-digit win and nearly hitting the 100-point mark. Memorial defeats Westbury 62-51The Mustangs win first round of the playoffs 62-51!! AdFort Bend Hightower defeats Waltrip 100-43Hightower Boys with the win over Waltrip.
Emancipation Park has a history to tell
They decided to name the land Emancipation Park. From then on out, the community gathered at Emancipation Park every Juneteenth with festive celebrations that included music, food and dancing. For a while, Emancipation Park was the only park and swimming pool that African Americans could use since Texas was still a segregated state. In 2017, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, the OST/Almeda Redevelopment Corridors, Emancipation Park Conservancy, and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department rededicated Emancipation Park after an extensive renovation process. AdPeople from different walks of life visit Emancipation Park, cherishing all of the amenities and honoring historical information that the park has to offer.
Emancipation Park and its deep-rooted history in Houston
HOUSTON – It was known as the only park blacks were able to congregate at and is now known as the oldest park not only in Houston, but in the state of Texas. The effort in getting Emancipation Park was led by the Reverend Jack Yates, a Baptist minister and former slave. His church, Antioch Baptist, and Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church formed the Colored People’s Festival and the Emancipation Park Association. President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation and published it on January 1, 1863, but it did not reach Texas for two years. The park now host several in-person and now virtual programs which can be found by clicking here.
Houston’s Antioch Missionary Baptist Church built by freed slaves in 1866
HOUSTON – In January of 1866, seven months after slaves were freed in Texas (June 19, 1865), a small group of freed slaves organized the first African American Baptist Church in Houston, Texas naming it the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. In 1868, one of Antioch’s members, Jack Yates, was ordained at the first Association meeting for African American Baptist Churches. Yates led the church to purchase its present site and build a brick structure. Antioch provided the former slaves with opportunities to learn not only about God, but also provided ministries to help them develop educationally, economically and socially. AdChurch Services:Sundays at 9:00 am for Sunday School followed by Worship Services and Children’s Church at 10:15 am.
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Montgomery Planning and Zoning Commission discusses potential city developments
The city of Montgomery may begin several development projects around town, including a new police station, street and drainage renovations and an outdoor entertainment park. The Montgomery Planning and Zoning Commission heard a report from former City Administrator Jack Yates at its June 24 meeting. Commission member William Simpson said the top priority would be keeping city services available for Montgomery citizens. Yates presented his plan to Montgomery City Council on June 24. The commission voted to recommend the plan to City Council, which will consider action on the plan at its June 25 meeting.communityimpact.com