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Emancipation Park Juneteenth Celebration
June 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Emancipation Park’s Juneteenth Celebration
10 am – 5 pm
Hosts: City of Houston and Emancipation Park Conservancy
Location: Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Avenue, Houston, Texas 77004
EMANCIPATION PARK opened in the Third Ward in 1872, on a plot of land purchased for $800 by a group of former slaves. The opening took place nine years after president Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, and seven years after slaves were formally freed in Texas.
Go to https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/17/us/houston-juneteenth-emancipation-park.html to read an NY Times story about Emancipation Park.
- City of Houston Juneteenth Committee