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Emancipation Park Juneteenth Celebration

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

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.

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Date:
June 16
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://emancipationparkconservancy.org

Organizer

City of Houston Juneteenth Committee
Phone:
832-393-0825
Email:
Kynetta.Moore@houstontx.gov
Website:
http://www.houstontx.gov/specialevents/juneteenth2018.html

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Food
None

Venue

Emancipation Park
3018 Emancipation Ave.
Houston, 77004
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Website:
http://emancipationparkconservancy.org