The new Juniteenth mural is located at the place where General Order No. 3 was issued, which, following the Emancipation Proclamation, called for “absolute equality” between enslaved Texans and former slave owners.
Juneteenth celebrates the day in 1865 that some of the last enslaved people in the Confederation were freed more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, marking the end of slavery in the United States.
The day received national recognition on Thursday when President Biden signed a law that would make Juniteenth a federal holiday.
For those keen to celebrate the historic day, several events are held in the Houston area on Saturday.
Juneteenth Black Art Exhibition
An art exhibition honoring black art and its creators.
Time: 1 pm-5pm
Location: 11002 Westheimer Strasse
Admission: Tickets are available Primary color party.
Emancipation Park’s Juniteenth Celebration Meal Giveaway
Families can enjoy meals from HEB, the Houston Food Bank, and Lucille’s 1913. Passengers are asked to open their suitcases, while those who are walking are asked to wear a mask and to distance themselves socially.
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: 3018 Emancipation Ave.
Entry: Free entry, RSVP on Eventbrite.
Juniteenth Family Fun Day
A free family event with shopping, kids activities, food and drink.
Time: noon4 p.m.
Place: Bienvenue Events, 9630 N. Sam Houston Parkway E, Suite C, Humble
Juniteenth “Absolute Equality” mural dedication
A new 5,000-square-foot mural depicts several key moments in Black American history. The mural will be officially unveiled on Saturday.
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: 22nd Street and the Strand, Galveston
RBHY Juneteenth Celebration: Cultural Zone
Meet a wide variety of black artists and artisans. The Children’s Museum of Houston and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston offer free art activities for children while supplies last.
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: 1300 Andrews St.
Entry: free entry, more information.
Sugar Land’s 95th June 10th Celebration
95 buried people believed to have been part of late 19th-century convict leasing programs to build railroads and grow sugar cane were unearthed at a construction site in Sugar Land in 2018, according to the Houston Chronicle. In memory of these people, a flag is attached to each grave site.
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: James Reese Career and Technical Center – FBISD, 12300 University Boulevard, Sugar Land