North Texas Juneteenth Celebration

North Texas Juneteenth Celebration

North Texas Juneteenth Celebration

June 18, 2022
North Texas Juneteenth Celebration

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This is a FREE community event. 

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Event History

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, traveled to Galveston, Texas, to announce to over 250,000 enslaved people that they were free.

President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation two and a half years earlier, but the word had not reached Texas. The Dallas Historical Society has the only known original copy of the General Orders, and they will be on display at the Hall of State during the Juneteenth Celebration.

Parking

  • Please park in lots 5 and 6
  • Self-parking is $10

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Rideshare

  • Rideshare drop-off location is at Gate 5 located on Robert B Cullum 

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