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Houston Area Juneteenth Events For 2011—Facts About Juneteenth

Juneteenth is Sunday, June 19 for 2011.

Junetenth marks the day in 1865 that slaves in Galveston, Texas were told that the Civil War had been won and that they were free. It marked the first time that the Emancipation Proclamation was read in Galveston.

There are Juneteenth events in Houston area in the days ahead.

The Miller Outdoor Theater at Hermann Park will have a Juneteenth concert on Sunday, June 19 from 7-9:30 PM. This is a free event with (free) tickets required for the covered seating.  Click the link for details.

Here is a list of events taking place in Houston and Missouri City between now and June 19th.

There will be a Juneteenth concert and celebration in La Porte on Suturday the 18th at 3:30 PM at Five Points Plaza.

There is a Juneteenth Parade on Saturday, June 18th at 10 AM that will start just outside Minute Maid Park. Here is the parade route and some more information.

There will be a Houston Juneteenth Parade at 10 AM on Saturday, June 25. This parade will begin at Independence Heights Park at 603 E. 35th Street. There will also be a battle of the bands at this event.

If there is an event that I am missing, please leave a comment. I’ll update this post with any additional information.

The bottom line of Juneteenth has to be that people know their history and that folks grasp the fact that the freedom of all people is connected.

Juneteenth is about the freedom of all Americans.

Below is a post I made a few days ago about the history of Junteenth and related subjects. Continue reading

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Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up—Citizen-Bloggers Working For A Better Texas

Here is the weekly posting of the Texas Progressive Alliance weekly round-up. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas. TPA members are citizen bloggers who are working for a better Texas.

Every Texan has the ability has the ability to attend a public meeting, attend or organize a protest, write or call an elected official, talk to friends and family, start a blog, donate money, write a letter to the editor, volunteer for candidates and causes, and even run for public office.

Here’s the roundup—

Dr. PDiddie is now in session at Brains and Eggs, and state senator Steve Ogden is on the couch. (He ought to be in the public stocks.)

The Seliger-Solomons Congressional redistricting plan is finally out, and though it’s been modified from its original form, Off the Kuff still thinks it’s a joke.

Last week extremist GOP state Sen. Dan Patrick referred to public education as an entitlement. WCNews at Eye On Williamson points out it is actually part of the Texas Constitution: Education is a right in Texas, preserving the liberties of the people. Continue reading

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