SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2022


Whether Juneteenth is a familiar part of your heritage, or you are just learning more about it, we’re glad you’re here. Look below for some resources to help you engage with and celebrate the history and meaning of this significant day.

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Where To Celebrate Juneteenth

Where in DFW can you celebrate Juneteenth? Use our list of events to make plans in honor of this national holiday of freedom.

5 Interesting Facts About Juneteenth

Juneteenth commemorates the day the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas. It's a celebration of hope and freedom for all peoples that followed years of struggle.

Juneteenth: A Conversation with Artist Sedrick Huckaby

Artist Sedrick Huckaby shares about the history and significance of Juneteenth, a national celebration of freedom.

Four Reasons Why We Should Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month is a celebration of the lives and achievements of African Americans who have made a difference in our world.

What Is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States. Read more about the history behind it.

Juneteenth: A Children's Story (Book by Opal Lee)

The book, aimed at children from grades K-5, teaches its young audience about the history and significance of Juneteenth in an easily digestible and educational way.

Opal Lee and What It Means To Be Free (Book)

Black activist Opal Lee had a vision of Juneteenth as a holiday for everyone. This true story celebrates Black joy and inspires children to see their dreams blossom. 

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Ms. Opal Lee on Juneteenth

Ms. Opal Lee has walked for miles—literally and figuratively—to bring attention to Juneteenth. On Thursday, Ms. Lee visited the White House to be a part of the President’s bill signing to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. Watch as she remarks on her experiences here.

Let's Honor Juneteenth: An Open Conversation

Whether you’re new to learning about Juneteenth, or it’s part of your family heritage, we’re glad you’re engaging in the meaning of this day with the conversation in the video above, some history, and a Juneteenth prayer.

What is Juneteenth, and why is it so important?

On June 19, 1865, General Order No. 3 was delivered to the people of Galveston, Texas, officially freeing the last enslaved people in the United States. The Root explores the history and continued significance of Juneteenth.

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Collin County Juneteenth Celebration

On Saturday, June 18, 10 AM-9 PM
Towne Lake Park • 1405 Wilson Creek Pkwy

Celebrate a day of cultural experiences, learning, and fun for the whole family! There'll be live music, entertainment, kid zones, food trucks, and free fitness sessions.

Opal Lee Walk for Freedom

Saturday, June 18, at 10 AM
Fort Worth, TX

As part of the annual Juneteenth celebration in Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Opal Lee will be conducting her 2.5 mile Opal’s Walk for Freedom to commemorate the first anniversary of Juneteenth holiday legislation. 

Where To Celebrate Juneteenth

Where in DFW can you celebrate Juneteenth? Use our list of events to make plans in honor of this national holiday of freedom.

Visit your local African American Museum

The African American Museum is the only one of its kind in the Southwestern Region devoted to the preservation and display of African American artistic, cultural and historical materials. It has one of the largest African American Folk Art collections in the US.

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Support Black-owned businesses.

Seek out local learning opportunities at community events, at museums, and from Black churches.

Discover and celebrate the contributions Black leaders have made to history.