Juneteenth: Celebrate Freedom


 

Juneteenth celebrates freedom, community, and progress while acknowledging the ongoing strides still needed toward racial equality.

The holiday is the oldest national commemoration of the end to slavery in the United States.

On June 19, 1865, Union troops landed in Galveston, Texas announcing the end to the Civil War and the end to slavery. The news followed two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

At the Ebby Halliday Companies, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are vital to the improvement of our work culture, the future of the real estate industry, as well as the future of the region we call home.

We encourage everyone to take advantage of the many events across North Texas to listen, learn, engage, and celebrate the significance of Juneteenth.

2021 Juneteenth Events In DFW

Juneteenth Celebration Presented By Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center & The Dallas Police Department Office of Community Affairs

Saturday, June 19 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center | 2922 MLK Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75215

Juneteenth Celebration Presented By Dallas Heritage Village

Saturday, June 19 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dallas Heritage Village | 1515 S. Harwood St., Dallas, Texas 75215

DFW Juneteenth Celebration March & Festival

Saturday, June 19 | 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Fair Park | 3809 Grand Ave., Dallas, Texas 75210

Denton Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 19 | 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Fred Moore Park | 701 Wilson St., Denton, Texas 76205

Best Southwest Juneteenth Celebration Hosted by The CIties of DeSoto, Lancaster, Cedar Hill, and Duncanville. 

Saturday, June 19 | 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Grimes Park | 501 E. Wintergreen Road, DeSoto, Texas 75115

Frank Frazier Juneteenth Art Exhibition

Saturday, June 19 | 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Pencil on Paper Gallery | 14466 Midway Road, Farmers Branch, Texas 75244

City of Fort Worth Juneteenth Celebration: Film Screening of The Green Book: Guide to Freedom

Thursday, June 17 | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden Center Lecture Hall | 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76107

2021 Juneteenth FTW Community Festival 

Saturday, June 19 | 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Panther Island Pavilion | 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Frisco Juneteenth Market

Saturday, June 19 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Flea Style | 6765 Winning Drive, Ste 830, Frisco, Texas 75034

Juneteenth Freedom Festival

Saturday, June 19 | noon – 8 p.m.

Music City Mall | 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville, Texas 75067

Wylie’s 2nd Annual Juneteenth Freedom Celebration

Saturday, June 19 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Olde City Park | 112 South Ballard Ave., Wylie, Texas 75098

Learn more about Juneteenth

What is Juneteenth? – Juneteenth World Wide Celebration

What Is Juneteenth? – HISTORY

Visit Black History Museums:

https://civilrightstrail.com/app/uploads/2017/12/CRT-Top-10.pdf

Watch Movies/TV Shows About Black History:

https://www.fastcompany.com/90598537/91-movies-and-tv-shows-to-stream-for-black-history-month
https://www.history.com/news/tulsa-massacre-black-wall-street-before-and-after-photos

Read or Listen to Books:

https://www.aaihs.org/the-best-black-history-books-of-2020/