AUSTIN (KXAN) — “The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are FREE,” stated the order issued by General Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865 in Galveston.
Juneteenth is a Texas holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S.
The Travis County Commissioners Court is celebrating Juneteenth Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located at the northwest corner of 8th Street and Lavaca Street.
ACC is hosting a Sounds of Freedom celebration at their Eastview Campus on Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday there will be Juneteenth 2K and parade. Located at 1183 Chestnut Avenue, Austinites are encouraged to come out and enjoy live music.