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Galveston Island
Juneteenth America Galveston Island Texas Contact Person: Craig Bowie Number: (409)762-5498 Toll Free: 1-877-762-5498. Listed below are Juneteenth Events planned on Galveston Island, June 2000: Saturday June 17th, Block Party, best domino players, best 3 on 3 Basketball, best watermelon eater and best Juneteenth rapper, music and Live Jazz Entertainment Featuring " Daddy's Chair", all day. Sunday June 18th, Jubilee, NAACP Gospel "Jubilee" Services at Gospel Baptist Church 3816 Ave. H 7:30 pm. Monday June 19th, Parade 11:00am from 26th & Ave.H to 46th & Ave H. Picnic and Rodeo 46th & Ave H, Showtime at 3:00pm.
Galveston
June 09, 2000 Juneteenth Banquet June 10, 2000 Juneteenth Pageant June 17, 2000 Juneteenth Parade We (residents of Galveston and Harris County) are having a Juneteenth Pageant. At the Lincoln Auditorum. joinermyia@hotmail.com

GALVESTON ISLAND 4TH JUNETEENTH ANNUAL BANQUET, THEME:"COME HOME, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN" TUESDAY,JUNE 13,2000, AT 7:00 P.M. OLD CENTRAL CULTURAL COMMUNITY CENTER, 2627 AVENUE M GALVESTON, TEXAS, TICKETS ARE $15.00 (PER PERSON) SPONSORS: NATIONAL JUNETEENTH ASSOCIATION, OLD CENTRAL CULTURAL CENTER BOARD, & THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH SPEAKER: JUDGE AL GREEN FOR INFORMATION CONTACT MR. ENNIS WILLIAMS AT (409) 744-1491.

Fort Worth
The Juneteenth Committee, Fort Worth, Texas invites you to the Annual Juneteenth Celebration, June 16-19, 2000 in downtown Fort Worth. The celebra- tion includes a parade, musicfest, Miss Juneteenth pageant, 5krun/walk, art and history exhibits, vendors, fireworks, job fair and health fair. For more information write or call: Opal Lee, Chairperson Juneteenth Committee 1115 Evans Ave Fort Worth, Texas 76104 (817)335-9605 (817)535-4546 taxjoe19@idt.net

The organization that is sponsoring this event is called the Nas Jrb Fort Worth Heritage Committee. We are a non-profit organization that sponsors events for different ethnic groups every month of the year except for May. Our program includes Dr. Wright, the Provost at UTA, as our guest speaker. We have a group coming in doing song, dance, and a skit. We also have a choir coming in to do a few selections. After the program is over, a barbecue will proceed. As stated before we are on a military installation, trying to build understanding and spread knowledge about every culture. If anyone is interested in sharing in our festivities contact Iris Dunn at 817-924-6587, or Oliver Murry at 817-689-3161.


* This is our first year celebrating Juneteenth!! African American Health Fair  Tarrant County Convention Center - East Room June 16, 2000 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sponsored by: University of North Texas Health Science Center @ Fort Worth Theme: "Health for Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday"


Denton
International Juneteenth Clothesline Exhibit and Competition. Sponsored by The Scholars’ Phair Foundation of Texas, Inc., 210 S. Elm, Suite A, Denton, Texas 76201. (940) 591-1910. The Juneteenth Clothesline is a fun and informative, youth oriented display of T-shirts and posters promoting Juneteenth celebrations around the world. All Juneteenth planning teams in the United States and other nations are invited to participate by submitting one T-shirt and one promotional poster for inclusion in the display. The display will tour selected cities around the state of Texas during the 2000-2001 school year. Plaques will be awarded to the three best T-shirts and three best posters. All participants will receive Participation Certificates. By sending an email message to juneteenth@thephair.org you will receive additional details instantly. Entries must be received by Friday, June 23, 2000. Entries will be judged by the 288 teenagers from around the nation expected to attend the 3rd annual Texas Youth Phair – America’s premier African-American history summer camp for teenagers.

The Juneteenth Celebration Committee presents its 2nd Annual Ms.Juneteenth Pageant. The pageant will be held on Saturday, June 3 at 3:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson, Denton, TX. The 28th Annual Juneteenth festivities will be held in Fred Moore Park at Wilson and Lakey Street in Denton, TX. Friday, June 16 will kickoff with a Gospel Extravaganza starting at 6 p.m. Contact: Charlye Heggins. Juneteenth Dance will Friday evening at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney at 10:00 p.m. $10 adult admission. Saturdays activities will include children’s games, live bands, talent show, dance contest, softball tournament, 3-0n-3 basketball, and grand parade kicks off at 9 a.m. Lots of fun and entertainment for the whole family. Activities will also be held on Sunday and Monday (TBA). Over 3,000 people will be attending the festivities. For more information, please contact Bobby Givens at 940-349-7575. Vendor space available.

Mexia
The name of our organization is BLACK FRONTIER RIDING CLUB and we are involve in activities of been who we are "Cowboys". We horseback ride, race horses, rodeo, trail riding and camp-out. On June 2-4, 2000 we will have our 102 annual Trail Ride to Comanche Crossing officially name Booker T. Washington State Park. That the day that we in this state officially start the Juneteenth celebration. Trail Riding to the Park to bidding for stands to sell food and other goods on June 17-19 and maybe June 20. The Trail Ride is sponsors by the BLACK FRONTIER RIDING CLUB which has carried on the annual ride since 1980. We expected an attendees of 300 plus people and maybe another 150 to 200 at the park to bid on stands. In the pass we have had from 75 to 200 black cowboys on horseback. We also will have some 50 to 100 people riding on hay-wagons and party-wagons. The theme has alway been TRAIL RIDE to COMANCHE CROSSING sponsors by BLACK FRONTIER Riding Club. We need special guests and speakers. Children’s activities will be, depending on age, barrel race, calf-roding and horseback riding. They will be able to play games like volley ball, horse shoe and croquet game. We start on Friday 06-02-2000 with a Fish-Fry which will start about 8:30pm until breakfast about 6:00am to 10:00pm. Because we have cowboys and guest coming in all doing the night up until the ride start at about 12:00 noon on 06-03-2000. We will enter the Park around 2:30pm and after the bidding return to my farm for horse racing, table games, kids games, fishing and party with live DJ until Sunday mornning. We are planning an early mornning horse back ride for those who want to ride. The local churches in area will be having service also. Between 12 noon and 6pm we will be saying our good-bye until next year. LOOK TO SEE YOU THERE!!   Location----100 miles southeast of Dallas/Fort Worth. My farm is the setting and camp-out area which is 7 miles west of Mexia, TX or 24 miles east of Waco, TX on Hwy 84. At the OLD JACK ECHOL’S farm own by James Ferrell. Contact Information-James Ferrell "CUZ". In 1896 my Great grandfather was a member of 54 ex-Slaves; who want a regular place where all ex-slaves of Texas can celebrate Juneteeth. After many problem with White Folk about a place, they decided to purchase 30 arces of land in Limestone County. The 54 ex-Slaves, their family and friend had a Trail Ride to the land and planted 54 Oak Trees. The following 101 years has seen many ex-Slaves ,family and friend celebrate on this 30 arce of land. There was as many as 20,000 Black Folk here one Juneteeth. COME HELL or HIGH WATER there will alway be JUNETEETH AT COMANCHE CROSSING (BOOKER T. WASHINGTON STATE PARK).
San Augustine
The San Augustine Juneteent Committee is sponsoring "Juneteenth 2000" Saturday, June 17, 2000. The annual Juneteenth festivities will be held in the San Augustine Youth Arena. The Gospelfest start at 10:00a.m. on the square, the Parade starts at 12:00 Noon. There will be activies for the entire family.Bring your lawn chairs and come and enjoy this great celebration. For more information contact San Augustine Juneteenth Committee @ (936)275-2517 or jolly@sabinenet.com
Del Rio
The Juneteenth Celebration Committee of Del Rio, TX has planned activities for 17 June 2000. This is a city-wide celebration and the theme is "A Celebration of Freedom and Diversity" due to our diverse population and the sponsors are of all ethnic backgrounds. Activities include a parade, Bar-B-Que, speakers, music, booths, etc., at Moore Park. Freedom is a very precious thing to all of us and it should be celebrated. This will be the first celebration held in the city since the late 50's or early 60's, however, we plan to make this an annual event. We expect between 2,000 and 3,000 attendees. Please plan to join us!!!
McGregor
I believe this to be the 5th consecutive year that McGregor has had a Juneteenth celebration. The organization that is sponsoring the event is the McGregor Neighborhood Council East. The celebration will be held at Kasting Park. The theme of this year's celebration will be: Juneteenth, "Freedom Revisited" The program will start with the pastors of our local churches leading us in prayer, then we will all sing the song, "Lift Every Voice and Sing", we will then have a speaker to tell the history of Juneteenth, we will then have a dance performed by an African American dance troupe, a poem will be read, then there will be a skit performed about when the Texas slaves finally found out they were free! This will then kick off our celebration with dancers, singers, and bands. We will have a variety of things to eat and drink. There will be games for chidren and adults, such as dominoes, spades, horseshoes, water balloon toss, egg race, Pie The Mayor, tug of war, father & son 3 legged race, as well as a mother & daughter 3 legged race and face painting. We are a very small town, but we're hoping for a lot of community involvement, so that we may have a GREAT celebration!!!
Brackettville
Juneteenth Celebration sponsored by the Seminole Indian Scouts Association will be held June 17 and 18, 2000 on the Carver School Grounds at Brackettville, Texas. Festivities will begin at 9:00 A.M. on June 17th with a parade, followed by a heritage program, bar-b-que and other activities including exhibits. Everyone is welcome to come and join us in celebrating Juneteenth in Brackettville, Texas, located on highway US-90, 120 miles west of San Antonio and 30 miles east of Del Rio.
Houston
The Fourth Ward Pathfinders Annual Juneteenth Picnic. This picnic is sponsored by a group of friends from the Fourth Ward (Freedman Town)area of Houston, TX. This area is the first black community established after slavery in Houston. It will held on June 17 this year @ 5730 Alemeda Genoa Rd. It is a all day event with plenty of food, music, games for kids and adults. This is our 3rd annual event and it is open to all. THIS IS JUST A DOWN HOME OLD FASHION BACK YARD PICNIC.

AL EDWARDS JUNETEENTH USA--celebrating 20 years of Official Juneteenth Celebrations. Founded by the man who made the holiday in Texas possible, State Rep. Al Edwards(an African-American), and Chairman of the Texas Emancipation Juneteenth Cultural & Historical Commission (a state agency established in 1998 for the preservation of Juneteenth, and for the Juneteenth Memorial monument at the State Capitol). For more inforamtion 713-741-8800.


EVENTS: Temple Texas Juneteenth Kickoff Honoring Rep. Al Edwards June 1, 2000 Al Edwards Juneteenth USA Chapter-Temple, TX Official 2000 Juneteenth Opening Ceremony and Emancipator Awards June 2, 2000 12:00 P.M. Juneteenth Memorial Monument Marking (South Lawn of Capitol-marking of the future site of the Juneteenth Memorial Monument) 6:00 P.M. in the House Chamber of the State Capitol Al Edwards Juneteenth USA Chapter-Austin, TX Juneteenth Gospel Festival June 11-12, 2000 7:30 P.M. Miller Outdoor Theater, 100 Concert Dr. Hermann Park Al Edwards Juneteenth USA Chapter-Houston, TX Juneteenth Youth Explosion June 12, 2000 11:00 A.M. Miller Outdoor Theater 100 Concert Dr. Hermann Park  Al Edwards Juneteenth USA Chapter-Houston, TX Al Edwards Juneteenth Banquet June 13, 2000 7:00 P.M. Central Cultural Center, 2627 Avenue M.-Galveston, TX Al Edwards Juneteenth USA   Presents "An Evening of Eloquence" June 17, 2000 featuring Mikki Howard, Keith Washington, Scott Gertner, and Rushion McDonald 6:00 P.M. VIP Reception/7:00 P.M. Concert George R. Brown Convention Center-Third Floor Ballroom Al Edwards Juneteenth USA Chapter-Houston, TX Juneteenth Prayer Vigil June 19, 2000 7:00 A.M. Ashton Villa 25th and Broadway  Al Edwards Juneteenth USA Chapter-Galveston, TX The Juneteenth Story (Re-enactment) June 19, 2000 8:00 A.M. Ashton Villa Al Edwards Juneteenth USA Chapter-Galveston, TX Juneteenth Parade/Picnic Luncheon-Galveston (Tentative) June 19, 2000 Parade at 11:00 A.M./Picnic at 12:00 P.M.  Picnic on Ashton Villa Grounds Al Edwards Juneteenth USA Chapter-Galveston, TX  Al Edwards Juneteenth Celebrity Tennis Classic June 30-July 2, 2000 Homer Ford Tennis Center, MacGregor Park  5225 Calhoun Rd. Al Edwards Juneteenth USA Chapter-Houston, TX For More Information Call (713) 741-8800


The Houston League of Businssess and Professional Women, Inc., Dorris Ellis, President holds its Juneteenth celebration with an evening at The Ensemble Theater, 3535 Main St., June 22, 7:00 p.m. with a Juneteenth 2000 discussion and the viewing, "Burbon at the Borders," by Pearl Cleage. Call 713-524-4534 for information. BPW will also celebrate the Day of the African Child, June 16 at various Child Care Centers in Houston to commemorate the death of chldren killed in Soweto, South Africa in 1976.


Juneteenth Celebration at Kashmere Gardens Elementary School, Monday June 19, 2000, 9:00 A.M. All is invited to join us.

Killeen
Annual Juneteenth Community-wide celebration. June 17, 2000 - Melba Jo Pioneer Park Harker Heights, TX. Festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. (Worship service, food, games, entertainment). Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Killeen NAACP, VFW Post 9191, Elite 500 Social Club, Killeen/Copperas Cove masonic family (PHA), and Under One Roof African American Bookstore.
MARBLE FALLS
JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION JOHNSON PARK IN MARBLE FALLS, TX JUNE 17TH, 12:00 UNTIL. MUSIC, TALENT CONTEST, DOMINOES,  PRAISE DANCERS, SOFT BALL GAME WRAPPING THE MAY POLE, HORSESHOES, FOOD,FOOD & FUN A GREAT SPEAKER ON THE HISTORY OF JUNETEENTH
Bryan
June 16, 2000 -- Live music at Carlton's Nightclub & Bar, 121 N. Main Street, Bryan, Texas. 18 & up only. 1st Annual Juneteenth Celebration! Call (979)779-4445 for more information.
San Marcos
The Dunbar Heritage Association of San Marcos, Tx will be sponsoring their 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration beginning June 16th with a Juneteenth Pageant for Miss Juneteenth and Jr. Miss Juneteenth at 7pm at the Dunbar Recreation Ctr on MLK Jr/Endicott. On June 17th their will be a Juneteenth 5K run at RiverRidge located in N. San Marcos, Juneteenth Parade at 10am in downtown San Marcos. On June 18th, Gospel Fest 2000 at 3:30 pm-Greater Bethel Baptist Church on Centre Street. For additional information, contact Mittie at 512-396-2997
Austin
Austin Community College Tenth Annual Freedom Day Celebration, Thursday June 15, 2000 at The Austin Community College Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Road, Austin, Texas 78702. The Juneteenth Program will be 11 am - 12 Noon Food, Entertainment, Music will be Noon - 2 pm Music Extravaganza Sponsored by The ACC African American Cultural Center - 7 pm - 8:30 pm There will be Merchant vendors, Voter Registration, Information booths.
Tuzla
The US Army and the 49th Armor Division( Texas National Guard) host a Juneteenth Celebration at the Eagle Base Sports Complex, 2000hrs 19 June. Events include the Chorus for Camps Eagle, Dobol, McGovern and Comanche. Live R&B Band, Payton Playz . The Event is Sponsored by Command Sergeant Major Bobbie Adams.
Grand Prairie
AFRICAN AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR EMPOWERMENT, INC. (ACE, INC.) presents its 5th Juneteenth Celebration Juneteenth 2000 Celebration Theme: "How do African Americans in Grand Prairie transform MAAFA; The African  Holocaust experiences besieging our people and threatening the existence of our historic neighbor- hood?   Knowledge Is The Key." Expected Number of Attendees: 200+ ; DATE: June 17, 2000 @ 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Location: David Daniels Elementary School, 1933 Spikes, Grand Prairie, TX 75051  Sponsors:  ACE, INC., City of Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation Department ACTIVITIES: African Libation Ritual and Ceremony; Memorial Dance performances       by The AsanteMan Association of Texas Dancers from Ghana, West Africa; Speaker: Robert Ashley; Health Fair (Vital Signs and Blood Glucose Screenings) Contact: Dr. William Price-Darden, Chairman of the Board @ 972/263-7761(Voice) or, 972/642-8614(Fax)
Angleton
The Brazoria County Juneteenth Celebration Committee will be hosting its 14th Annual Juneteenth Celebration this year. The committee consist of several organizations in the county that come together as one each year to promote community awareness and lend support to each organizations scholarship fund benefiting area black high school graduates. This year's organization's representing the committee are: All Gods Children Angleton Willing Worker's Civic Organization Brazoria Men and Women of Action Lanier Alumni Association Martin Luther King Celebration Committee (NOBBChE) National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemist and Engineers Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Rocking A-T Riding Club This year's events consist of the following: Saturday - Dance / 8p.m. American Legion Hall, South Hwy 288-B Angleton, Texas Sunday - Gospel Extravaganza II 4p.m. Angleton High School, 1201 Henderson Rd Angleton, Texas Monday - Parade, 10am Angleton (Grand Marshall -Clarence Sasser, Purple Heart recipient) Opening ceremonies 11am Bates Park, continuous games and entertainment throughout the day. Program 5pm (Guest speaker - Grant Hardeway, Attorney) Mr & Miss Juneteenth pageant immediately following. For more information call Sandra Bourgeois at (979)849-1919 or (849)-8195, Fred Jackson at (979)299-1227, or Charles Johnson at (979)233-4785.
Longview
Juneteenth Festival-  East Texas Truckers Car show, dance, parade 20000 10 years of celebrating
San Antonio
Sponsored by the San Antonio Juneteenth Association/Take Charge Productions, family festival June 17, VIA Park and Ride at St. Paul Square (corner Commerce and Chestnut Streets), 12 noon - 12 midnight, free admission. Music (blues, jazz, r&b, reggae, and hip-hop), food, crafts. Fifth annual celebration. Contact Byron Miller (Texas Emancipation Juneteenth Cultural and Historical Commissioner), 210-527-1830, or crystal@crystallize.net for more info.
Port Arthur
June 16, 2000 Juneteenth Pageant, June 17, 2000 Track and Field Events/Three on Three Basketball, June 17, 2000 Juneteenth Parade, June 18, 2000 CityWide Sunday school & Church Service. June 19, 2000 Commemorative Dinner Honoring Zachary Breaux and Ted Dunbar (Jazz Greats). Theme "Lest We Forget" family life and fun and many other activities.

NAACP JUNETEENTH 2000 CELEBRATION "LEST WE FORGET" CALENDAR OF EVENTS Sunday, June 11, 2000-Port Arthur Museum of the Gulf Coast 2-4pm Speaker Artemus Hancock profile on jazz musicians, Ted Dunbar and Zachary Breaux Friday,June 16, 2000 - Speaker: Rev. Max Horton Seventh Street Baptist Church 12Noon. Track and Field, 1:30pm JUNETEENTH PAGEANT-MC Dwight Wagner, 7pm; Saturday, June 17, 2000 - Speaker: Ms. Greta W. Langely, along with a Rhythm Message by the Youth Ministry of Triumph Church, 12Noon. Basketball 3 on 3, 1:30pm. Parade, 6pm.; Sunday, June 18,2000 - Sunday School in the Park, 9:30am. Speaker: Pastor Jesse Smith of Emanuel Church, 3:30pm. Praise and Worship, 5:30pm; Monday, June 19,2000 - Baby Derby/Fashion, 10:00am. Speaker: Rev. Lloyd W. Scott of Eastern Star Baptist Church, 12Noon. FREE SODA & HOT DOGS, 1:15pm. Games and Prizes, 1:45pm. Basketball Finals, 2 to 5pm. Commemorative Dinner Affair in Memory of Zachary Breaux & Ted Dunbar. Attire: Black-Tie/ Semi Formal, 7pm. Donation $15.00. Ten people to a table. Place: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 900 Booker T Washington. All other events are on Washington Park, James Gamble Blvd.(West Thomas Blvd.) and Texas Ave.; JUNETEENTH TEE SHIRTS: Small-Medium---$12.50, Large-1X---$15.00, 2x---$17.00, 3x---$19.00, 4x---$23.00 Contact: NAACP Of Port Arthur, 1001 Texas Avenue, Port Arthur, Texas, 77640. Office#--1-409-982-8040; Fax--1-409-982-9365

Beaumont
Juneteenth Parade & Celebration Committee will be holding a parade starting at 10:00 a.m. on Pearl St. directly in front of the county courthouse leading to Rivefront Park on Main St.in Downtown Beaumont. Beginning at 12:00 p.m with prayer there will be entertainment scheduled to appear at scheduled times, there will be vendors of all type both national commercial vendors and local vendors. A fun day in the park is planned for all just as it was last year. Lots of fun!! Celebrate!!
Ft. Worth
Zawadi Writers celebrate Juneteenth with Open Mic Poetry, Saturday, June 17th, 2000, Doors open @ 8:00pm Da Village 2700 Village Creek Ft. Worth, TX 76119 817-235-3244 $3.00 Admission Food & Drinks served
El Campo
Junteenth celebration will begin on Friday June 16, 2000 with a Miss Juneteenth Pageant. Three young ladies will be crowned Miss Juneteenth from 3-6, 7-12, 13-18 years. We have a parade on June 17, 2000 (Saturday) to begin at 11:00 am. The city of El Campo Fire Department and other offices participate in this event. Everyone is invited to attend.

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