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Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (Official)
3110 Southwest Fwy, Houston, Texas 77098
Join us a the city-wide Juneteenth Celebration and the grand re-opening of Emancipation Park. Volunteer with us over the course of the day in three-hour shifts in the kid’s zone or at our community booth.
In recognition of the historical significance of Emancipation Park, we invite you to join us along with other organizations at the city wide Juneteenth celebration and the grand re-opening of the park. As the site of one of the initial Juneteenth celebrations in Houston, two local African-American churches and Rev. Jack Yates pooled money together to purchase this land in 1872 as the location for their Juneteenth Celebration. In honor of their freedom, they named it Emancipation Park.
Juneteenth celebrates the freedom of slaves in Texas, two years after President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation and published it on January 1, 1863. It wasn’t until General Granger proclaimed it in Galveston on June 19, 1865 that Texas got the news, hence Juneteenth.
To register to participate, click the link in the ticket field.