It is that time of year again for the Juneteenth Celebration.
The Sherman Neighborhood Recreational Committee has organized 3 days of events in celebration.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863.
June 18-20, 2010
Martin Luther King Jr. Park
922 N. East
Friday- Youth Explosion 6pm
Saturday- Parade in Downtown 10am, Games, food, vendors, music at the park
Sunday- Gospel explosion 3pm
Denison Juneteenth Celebration
June 19, 2010
People of all races are asked to come and join in the festivities.