Join the Meadowview Family Resource Center in celebrating this monumental moment in history. Come together as a community for a family-friendly event. This is a space for all to learn more about community resources. Get to know and shop locally, black-owned businesses and enjoy local entertainment. Prizes will be raffled off throughout the event and free food provided to the first 250 people who sign in at the gate!
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. On January 1, 1980, Juneteenth became an official state holiday through the efforts of Al Edwards, an African American state legislator. The successful passage of this bill marked Juneteenth as the first emancipation celebration granted official state recognition.
Note: Adults must accompany all children. No biking, skating, or rollerblading on school premises. No pets (service animals are welcome), drugs, or alcohol are allowed.