Tag: Juneteenth

PHOTOS: Deep Ellum’s inaugural Juneteenth on Main Block Party featuring Dru Hill

A full band on stage

Two years after Juneteenth became an official federal holiday, Deep Ellum celebrated its inaugural Juneteenth on Main Block Party feat. Dru Hill and more on Sunday.

Considering the culture behind Juneteenth

Juneteenth — the day commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans in Galveston — is as much about pain and anger as it is reflection and celebration. The day, June 19, is a holiday noted by many Black Americans since its inception in 1865, two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth was codified… Read more »