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UPCOMING

EVENTS

The Juneteenth Legacy Project is exploring the development of a number
of physical and virtual community, educational, and legacy events for
a number of diverse audiences, including visitors, school children,
and the greater community. Please join us for the following public
events.

MAY 2021

MAY 31

Ms. Opal Lee walks for "absolute equality"

Ms. Opal Lee, Juneteenth Legacy Project's national honorary co-chair,
will lead a public walk on Memorial Day (Monday, May 31) at 7:45 am in
Galveston. Ms. Opal will be joined by leaders of the Juneteenth
movement to support her effort to make Juneteenth a national holiday.
The 2.5-mile walk, which is open to the public, will pass by a number
of historic Juneteenth-related sites.

Monday

JUNE 2021

Virtual Juneteenth Documentary Screening


Galveston and Texas History Center Present A Virtual Juneteenth Documentary Screening followed by a conversation with filmmakers, Sam Addington and Sam Collins III.
Register at http://rosen-lib.org/juneteenth

JUNE 5

Saturday

6 p.m. 

JUNE 10

6:30 p.m. 

Thursday

Galveston Juneteenth Gala

Ashton Villa, 2310 Broadway
Hosted by the Old Central Cultural Center

JUNE 17

Ruby Bridges | Movie on the Lawn 

The Bryan Museum, 1315 21st Street

Thursday

6 p.m. 

JUNE 17

Hidden History Episode 7 | Celebrating that Freedom Day

Online event hosted by The Bryan Museum
RSVP: https://thebryanmuseum.org/hidden-history/

Thursday

7 p.m. 

JUNE 18

Book Signing and Q&A with Author Carl Adams for Nance: Trials of the First Slave Freed by Abraham Lincoln: A True Story of Mrs. Nance Legins-Costley

Juneteenth Legacy Project Headquarters, 2217 Strand, Ste. 101

Friday

5 p.m.

JUNE 19

42nd Annual Al Edwards Juneteenth

Celebration

Ashton Villa, 2310 Broadway

10 a.m. 

Saturday

JUNE 19

11:30 a.m. 

Saturday

“Absolute Equality” Public Art Installation Dedication Artist Reginald C. Adams and Commissioned by the Juneteenth Legacy Project

22nd Street and Strand
History Fair, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Drum-call by Curt Gillins, 10:30 a.m. 
Violinist Bruce Kirkwood, 11 - 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 - 1 p.m.
B. Cole & The Zydeco Bulls, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 

Juneteenth Parade

The Parade begins at 26th and Ball and ends at 41st and Ball

JUNE 19

1 p.m. 

Saturday

Juneteenth Festival

1429 27th Street

JUNE 19

2 - 7 p.m.

Saturday

History, Slavery, and Emancipation: A Conversation on Juneteenth

With Juneteenth Legacy Project Co-Chair/Historian Sam Collins III and Founder and Director of The Slave Dwelling Project Joseph McGill, Jr. and facilitated by Dr. David McNally, Cullen Distinguished Professor of History and Business, University of Houston

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice
Limited Seating, Tickets at www.thegrand.com 
Livestreaming on YouTube by i45NOW
Sponsored by Department of History and the Project on Race and Capitalism, University of Houston

 

JUNE 19

4 p.m. 

Saturday

JUNE 19

Reedy Chapel’s Annual Historic Juneteenth March

The march will begin from the steps of the Old Galveston County Courthouse to the church at 2015 Broadway Ave. 

6 p.m. 

Saturday

JUNE 19

Juneteenth Fireworks

29th and Seawall
Sponsored by the Galveston Convention & Visitors Bureau

8:30 p.m. 

Saturday