Members of the Texas Association of Black Personnel in High Education (TABPHE) Corpus Christi are co-hosting this year’s Coastal Bend Juneteenth celebration.
Juneteenth for the Crest will be held on June 15 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Cole Park and is free and open to the public.
TABPHE says the fun-filled day is filled wih music, games, tournaments, a health and wellness zone, and shopping. The event will also feature free health screening and on-site testing, job/employment information, financial literacy, cultural performances, food trucks and vendors.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston with news that the Civil War had ended and the slaves of Texas had been freed.
Juneteenth is celebrated nationwide and commemorates African American freedom and achievcement, while encouraging continuous self development and respect for all cultures.
For more information, visit www.tabphecc.org/juneteenth or call 361-739-1367 or 361-695-6661.