06/11/2019 – 06/19/2019
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Juneteenth celebrations

Celebrate Juneteenth Juneteeth 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. Learn more about the…

World Refugee Day Celebration

Events are happening across the state and nation over the course of the week in recognition of World Refugee Day. The United Nations website says, On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee. Fort Worth Celebration Organizations hosting the World Refugee Day Celebration in Fort Worth include…