You have several unique opportunities to support the Juneteenth Legacy Project and become a part of history.
Help Fund the Juneteenth Legacy Project
The Juneteenth Legacy Project is a community-driven initiative recontextualizing Juneteenth as a pivotal moment in U.S. history while properly telling the story of its genesis, and historical and contemporary relevance.
An observance of resilience in a centuries-old journey, Juneteenth commemorates the proclamation of General Order No. 3 issued by Union Army General Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, ordering the freedom of more than 250,000 enslaved Black people in Texas.
Juneteenth is about a spirit of renewal that celebrates freedom and opportunity. Absolute equality is not about equal results but about creating a society that supports all to become their very best selves
to benefit the collective community.
Here's more on our community-driven initiative:
We’ve created “ABSOLUTE EQUALITY,” a 5,000 square foot mural on the site where Juneteenth originated—painted by world-renown artist Reginald Adams. This art installation and storytelling space, infused with augmented reality, amplifies a story that has long been buried or marginalized, and provides an opportunity to serve as a special space to reflect and expand our knowledge in a very public place.
“Absolute Equality,” to be dedicated on June 19, 2021, will serve as an iconic visitor destination and educational landmark in Galveston for school children, the greater community, and visitors from all over the world.
We’re partnering with the Galveston-based Nia Cultural Center to help sustain their vital mission, work that helps provide skills and knowledge for children to be the torchbearers of progress.
The Juneteenth Legacy Project is shining a light on Galveston, serving as a platform for telling the story of the island’s path forward—a community defined by diverse voices and collaborative growth.
You have a unique opportunity to become part of history!!
Become a sponsor with a donation of $1,000 or greater, and get your name etched into history plus a lot of other cool benefits.
Please make a donation of $18.65 or greater using our GoFundMe Page. The project is being produced by the Galveston-based Juneteenth Legacy Project. The Nia Cultural Center is the project's fiscal sponsor and will process your tax-deductible donations.