Juneteenth celebrations kickoff in Houston this weekend!

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"Juneteenth celebrates us as a whole", he said, "But in order to celebrate Juneteenth, we have to celebrate our youth first because they're Juneteenth". This was nearly two and a half years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

Brice talked a bit about the history behind the holiday, and asked what many people have wondered, "What took them so long to get to Galveston?"

As the celebration has evolved, Rodeos, fishing, barbecuing, baseball and other community activities have become popular Juneteenth activities along with a focus on education and self-improvement.

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This even came more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln's issued his Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, an order that freed all slaves in the United States. The event featured food as well as music.

The occasion has been marked, in recent years, by the issuance of presidential statements every year on June 19th.

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

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It's from the spirit of unity, that the Odell S. Williams Now and Then African American Museum was born. "It's history. We have to know where we came from to know where we're going".

"I am a proud member of the NAACP, and I know events like this are very important to help spread awareness".

Gainesville residents celebrated a historic landmark of freedom Saturday with the annual Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom at the Midtown Greenway. "Juneteenth brings descendants of former slaves together in ways that celebrate our independence while giving us the motivation to continue making strides forward".

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Miracle on 18th Street is a local worship group and organizers say the announcement was a joyous occasion, but the time was also a sign of a greater injustice. "They had Mr. and Miss Juneteenth riding in a auto at the parade and I kind of wanted that experience, but, oh well".

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