Celebrate Juneteenth in Georgetown this June

Juneteenth marks the day on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers landed at Galveston and reported that the Civil War was over and slavery had ended. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Juneteenth marks the day on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers landed at Galveston and reported that the Civil War was over and slavery had ended. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Juneteenth marks the day on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers landed at Galveston and reported that the Civil War was over and slavery had ended. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Georgetown Cultural Citizen Memorial Association will host two events to celebrate Juneteenth, according to a news release.

Juneteenth marks the day on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers landed at Galveston and reported that the Civil War was over and slavery had ended.

June 12: virtual

The event will host Eastview High School Principal La Toya Easter; Wayne Sneed from the Austin ISD Police Department; and Derrick Neal, Williamson County and Cities and Health District executive director, as they each address education, health and justice for all. The virtual panel will take place from noon to 1 p.m. To register for this event, visit www.gccmatx.com/community.

June 19: in person


This Juneteenth celebration will feature guests including the Saving Grace Praise Team; gospel singer Chad Jackson; and keynote speaker Wesley Jarmon, a retired administrator for the Federal Communications Commission and founder of the Ernest Everett Just Foundation. The event will take place from noon to 1 p.m. It will take place at 801 West St., Georgetown, next to the Shotgun House.

Both events are free and open to the public, the release said.
By Fernanda Figueroa

Reporter, Georgetown

Fernanda joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2021 after graduating from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in December 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a second major in political science. Fernanda covers education, local government, non profits and business for the city of Georgetown. Prior to CI, Fernanda worked as a reporter for The Rider, UTRGV's weekly student newspaper and served as a media relations intern for UTRGV Athletics.



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