PHOTOS: Montgomery County nonprofit celebrates Juneteenth

The Juneteenth event in Conroe featured local vendors, voter registration and a basketball tournament. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Juneteenth event in Conroe featured local vendors, voter registration and a basketball tournament. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Juneteenth event in Conroe featured local vendors, voter registration and a basketball tournament. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

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A child shoots a basketball at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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An attendee checks a burger. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The event had several food vendors present. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Juneteenth marks the liberation of Texan slaves in 1865. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The event had tables for voter registration as well as the census. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A man prepares food during the Juneteenth celebration in Conroe. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The event hosted several local vendors. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Despite light rain, the Good Brothers and Sisters of Montgomery County celebrated Juneteenth at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Conroe, bringing together community members and vendors to mark the historic event.

Juneteeth commemorates the day in 1865 when Union Gen. Gordon Granger came to Galveston to announce the liberation of enslaved people in Texas. The event is a state holiday and is celebrated by communities across Texas and the United States.


The Good Brothers and Sisters of Montgomery County recently formed in the wake of the death of George Floyd. President LaDon Johnson described the group as a nonpartisan organization that wants to mobilize and educate residents politically and economically. The Juneteenth event featured vendors, voter registration, food and a basketball tournament.
By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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