Juneteenth celebration: "The Walk to Freedom: Feeling the Emotions of Our Forebears"


Join The Rutherford B.H. Yates Museum, Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) and Holocaust Museum Houston to commemorate Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration marking the ending of slavery in the United States.

The evening will begin at HMAAC with light refreshments and an historical overview of the history of Juneteenth. At 7 p.m., participants will take a reflective walk four blocks down Caroline Street to Holocaust Museum Houston to remember those who walked off plantations 148 years ago to begin their lives as freed individuals. The WALIPP-TSU Preparatory Academy will accompany walkers by playing and singing inspiring hymns of freedom.

The evening will conclude at the Holocaust Museum Houston with a lecture by Quintard Taylor, the Scott and Dorothy Bullitt professor of American History at the University of Washington. Taylor will discuss his perspective on understanding Texas through the prism of African American history.

In addition to the lecture, vocalist Charles Clemons will do a reading of the proclamation, and The Praise Team from the Historic New Zion Temple Church will perform.

Seating is limited for some portions, and advance registration is required.



Houston Museum of African American Culture
4807 Caroline St.
Houston, TX


Admission is free, registration is required.
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