Celebrating Juneteenth at HMAAC

The New Juneteenth 
Film Screening
June 18 | 6:30 PM  

The New Juneteenth
chronicles the inspired mission of a man born in Galveston where this celebration began. He realized the importance of this day as an adult and began questioning why Juneteenth was always overlooked. After years of research and no solid answers - armed with only his camera and a vision - he decided to reach out to people from all walks of life determined to help raise awareness, respect and support for Juneteenth. By presenting the undeniable significance of Juneteenth to world history, the film hopes to help create a new spirit of love, pride and unity for all descendants of those effected by slavery.  

Annual Juneteenth Walk to Freedom: Feeling the Emotions of Our Forebears

June 19 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM  

The evening will begin at HMAAC with light refreshments and a historical overview of Juneteenth. At 7 PM, participants will take a reflective walk four blocks down Caroline Street to Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) to remember those who walked off of plantations 148 years ago to begin their lives as freed individuals. The WALIPP-TSU Preparatory Academy will accompany walkers by playing and singing inspiring hymns of freedom.    The evening will conclude at HMH with a lecture by Dr. Quintard Taylor, the Scott and Dorothy Bullitt professor of American History at the University of Washington. Taylor will discuss his perspective on understanding Texas through the prism of African American history. In addition to the lecture, vocalist Charles Clemmons will do a reading of the proclamation and The Praise Team from the historic New Zion Temple Church and The Puppeteer Ministry from the Mt. Horbeb Missionary Baptist Church will perform. s


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