African American Museum Juneteenth Family & Friends Festival

Galveston, TX   The American celebration known as Juneteenth originated on the island of Galveston Texas two years after the  Emancipation  Proclamation. Slaves were never told  about their freedom and kept in bondage another two and a half years until the arrival of Union Major General Gordon Granger.

General Granger came with the news on June 19th 1865  that the war was over, the slaves were now free and that he and  his union troops  would remain in Galveston to enforce it.

This celebration continues with the African American Museum Juneteenth Family & Friends Festival.  Hear Taste and See  Featuring Blues, Zydeco, Gospel and R&B performers, as well as southern culinary delights such as Bar-B-Que, Crawfish, Seafood and much more. The festival ground will also include  a children's play area.

Where:        Kermit Courville Stadium Lot   1307 27th St. Galveston, TX
Date/Time:  Saturday June 13, 2015  12 PM until 8 PM
Admission:  Free
Directions:  Take I-45 south to Galveston make a right on 27th Street.
Vendors:     Some spaces are still available
Contact:      R Bob (281) 891-3047
More info:   http://www,150Years.com   or email                                                    GalvestonJuneteenth@gmail.com