Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed in Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and the enslaved were now free.
JUNETEENTH FREEDOM WALK
Thursday, June 14 • 9 a.m.
All ages are invited to participate in a 2.2 legacy walk from the Lincoln Recreation Center to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. After the walk, stay for the museum’s free, educational storytelling program.
PRAISES AT THE PAVILION
Tuesday, June 19 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of praise through songs and dance signifying Juneteenth, a day of jubilee and freedom, at the Lincoln Recreation Center's W.A. Tarrow Pavilion.
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