On June 19th, 1865, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to ensure that all enslaved people had been freed (two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed). In honor of Juneteenth, we wanted to share a couple of family-friendly events going on in Dallas this weekend.
Blair Foundation and Elite News will be hosting a march leading to a Juneteenth Celebration at Fair Park.
The South Dallas Cycling Club will be hosting a Juneteenth bike ride on Saturday at 10 AM starting at Uptown Pub, and ending at Freedman’s Cemetery.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will have a Juneteenth production on Saturday and Sunday.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center will host a drive-thru celebration on Saturday in collaboration with the Dallas Police Department. They are currently accepting donations and volunteer opportunities are available. For more information, click here.