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.