Annual 'Juneteenth Parade' to be celebrated in Waco

  • Annual 'Juneteenth Parade' to be celebrated in Waco

Annual 'Juneteenth Parade' to be celebrated in Waco

Events happen throughout the weekend, June 16-18.

"June what?" he asked Shannon Osteen, 45, as the Oak Cliff youth leaned up from a red beanbag chair at the Martin Luther King Community Center branch library in South Dallas.

Two years after they were officially freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves received word on their freedom on June 19, 1865.

On Saturday, The Brazos Valley African Heritage and Culture Society will host a Juneteenth Parade at 10 a.m. The event will be held at the Fish Haul Park on Beach Road. "As much as the Fourth of July is celebrated, so should Juneteenth".

This is a free event, sponsored locally by Wegmans, Chemung Canal Trust Company, Black Technology Network at Corning Incorporated, and Elmira Business Institute as well as by the NAACP.

The event will have plenty of activities for the family including, food, vendors with cultural displays and information booths and live music by Rick Rushing and other artists. The event is at Morrill Meadows Park, 10600 S.E. 248th St., in Kent.