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Emancipation Park Conservancy presents Juneteenth Celebration

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Emancipation Park Conservancy will host virtual programming and interactive activities, June 8-19. A blending of the words June and nineteenth, Juneteenth is the oldest known U.S. celebration of the end of slavery and commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that slaves were emancipated in Texas.

The virtual events will highlight and celebrate the rich history of African-Americans in the U.S., most notably the work of Houston historical figure and former slave, Reverend Jack Yates in 1872. Yates was instrumental in organizing funding for the land that Emancipation Park sits on today and that continues to serve as the home for Houston’s annual Juneteenth celebration. The park was rededicated in 2017 after undergoing extensive renovations.

Throughout the month, events will include healthy food and nutrition seminars, a message from Actress Phylicia Rashad, a virtual parade, sustainability activations, a geotour and more. Rashad is the Honorary Chairman for this year's event. On the final day, the 148th Annual Juneteenth Celebration will feature live entertainment, storytime, and a tribute lunch for frontline workers.

All events will be on Facebook Live, Zoom, or Instagram Live. Go the event website for a full list of events.

Emancipation Park Conservancy will host virtual programming and interactive activities, June 8-19. A blending of the words June and nineteenth, Juneteenth is the oldest known U.S. celebration of the end of slavery and commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that slaves were emancipated in Texas.

The virtual events will highlight and celebrate the rich history of African-Americans in the U.S., most notably the work of Houston historical figure and former slave, Reverend Jack Yates in 1872. Yates was instrumental in organizing funding for the land that Emancipation Park sits on today and that continues to serve as the home for Houston’s annual Juneteenth celebration. The park was rededicated in 2017 after undergoing extensive renovations.

Throughout the month, events will include healthy food and nutrition seminars, a message from Actress Phylicia Rashad, a virtual parade, sustainability activations, a geotour and more. Rashad is the Honorary Chairman for this year's event. On the final day, the 148th Annual Juneteenth Celebration will feature live entertainment, storytime, and a tribute lunch for frontline workers.

All events will be on Facebook Live, Zoom, or Instagram Live. Go the event website for a full list of events.

Emancipation Park Conservancy will host virtual programming and interactive activities, June 8-19. A blending of the words June and nineteenth, Juneteenth is the oldest known U.S. celebration of the end of slavery and commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that slaves were emancipated in Texas.

The virtual events will highlight and celebrate the rich history of African-Americans in the U.S., most notably the work of Houston historical figure and former slave, Reverend Jack Yates in 1872. Yates was instrumental in organizing funding for the land that Emancipation Park sits on today and that continues to serve as the home for Houston’s annual Juneteenth celebration. The park was rededicated in 2017 after undergoing extensive renovations.

Throughout the month, events will include healthy food and nutrition seminars, a message from Actress Phylicia Rashad, a virtual parade, sustainability activations, a geotour and more. Rashad is the Honorary Chairman for this year's event. On the final day, the 148th Annual Juneteenth Celebration will feature live entertainment, storytime, and a tribute lunch for frontline workers.

All events will be on Facebook Live, Zoom, or Instagram Live. Go the event website for a full list of events.

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