It is heartwarming to see Juneteenth being celebrated nationally as Emancipation Day. It originated in 1865, nearly two years after the official end of slavery, when it was announced in Galveston that Texas slaves were free from bondage. Usually a time of parades and festivals, because of the pandemic this year’s celebration will be a memorial service for state Rep. Al Edwards, who introduced legislation making Juneteenth a state holiday. The program will be livestreamed.
Fri., June 19, 10am-2pm. Free.