11:30am - 1:00pm CDT June 19, 2013
University Center Patio
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas in 1865. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth,and is recognized as a state holiday or state holiday observance in 41 states of the United States.
Join the Multicultural Center as we provide some history and insight on what Juneteenth really is. Videos, presentations and educational posters will be displayed while a traditional Juneteenth BBQ meal is served. Join us as we celebrate this important date in history.