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Let’s plan a big Juneteenth celebration for 2015 - The Galveston County Daily News : Guest Columns

September 17, 2014

Guest column Let’s plan a big Juneteenth celebration for 2015

Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2014 12:30 am

I have attended Juneteenth meetings in Galveston, Texas City and Hitchcock. Each community has several things in common regarding Juneteenth celebrations, which include a parade, citywide festival and a program unique to their respective cities.

In 2011, I began a discussion about the sesquicentennial commemorations of the Civil War in Hitchcock. My hope was to host an annual discussion on the subject.

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