Houston's Emancipation Park rededicated after $34M upgrades
As June 19th, was later named "Juneteenth Day", it is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration for slavery ending in the United States, according to celebration website, Juneteenth.com. Gen. Gordon Granger, arrived in Galveston, Texas, that the final battles against the defenders of slavery were won.
Just in time for Juneteenth, a rededication ceremony and day-long festival were held on Saturday to honor the park's improvements.
The event celebrates African-American freedom, education, and achievement. Weather permitting organizers says they could top that number this year. This was nearly two and a half years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.
Stephanie Bush, CEO of Community Development Sustainable Solutions, and Emerson Park Development Corporation partnered to make the Juneteenth event a success. In 1872, they pooled $800 to put down on ten acres of open land as home for their Juneteenth celebration.
Montpelier hosted its Juneteenth celebration with music and several activities.
Children ran about laughing and playing. If you don't know your past, you cannot move forward.
Juneteenth is enjoying a phenomenal growth rate within communities and organizations throughout the country.
Slavery falls squarely into the category of history that is uncomfortable to talk about, made even more complicated by the fact that the US came in late to the abolition game.
"We'll see a lot of kids tomorrow", Filer said.
"We are grateful here this afternoon to come and to try to share the Word with you, our Father's children", Waller said and then joked about the imminent rain. No bond with them, no knowledge of what they've been through you can't help them through hard times like they've helped you through yours, " said Wiggins.
Hafeez hails Pakistan spirit for India stunner
India head into Sunday's Final as the rightful favourites to reclaim the ICC Champions Trophy against their traditional rivals. Often we find fans from either side mixing a game of cricket with political instability and tension the two nations share.
Koepka runs away from field to collect US Open
Koepka moved to 14-under with a birdie at the par-5 14th hole. "For us it was like two minutes, it wasn't much", Koepka said. Koepka became the sixth consecutive first-time major victor with his sensational performance Erin Hills , Wisconsin.
Sublime Fakhar leads Pakistan to 338-4 in ICC final
The "Law of Averages" were certainly going to catch up with India's "Big Three" after their brilliant run in the tournament. Most of his early runs came from the edge of his bat; then there would be an eyebrow-raising boundary of great audacity.
Fleury among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft
Cole, 28, has turned into a bedrock defenseman for the Penguins over the last two-plus years since coming over in a trade from St. Building through the draft is the best way to create sustainable success , and McPhee seems committed to that in Vegas.
Ruth Davidson dismisses Scottish Tories breakaway claim
The Tories also benefited because they have in Mrs Davidson a leader who, unlike Mrs May, comes across as a human being. Sturgeon demanded a second independence ballot in March, arguing that the Brexit result changed the rules of the game.
Did Erin Hills serve as a US Open worthy course?
In the history of the championship, from 1895 to 2016, six players total reached double-digits under par in the championship. HARMAN: No, I don't think there's - I think most of the good players don't really compare themselves to their peers.
Koepka caps record week with US Open title
It was only fitting that Koepka left Erin Hills with yet another record matched or broken. "It was kind of bombs away", he said. Below Harman on 12 under, three players are exhausted on 11 under - Thomas, Brooks Koepka and England's Tommy Fleetwood .