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May 30 (11:30 am to 2:00 pm)

at the Buffalo Soldiers Museum

Emancipation Conversations Talk: Memorial Day Origins
Tracing the roots of Memorial Day to the post-Civil War Decoration Day, panelists at the Buffalo Soldiers Museum will focus on the contributions of African American service men and women.

June 1 (6:00 pm to 9:00 pm)

at Emancipation Park

Documentary Screening on Juneteenth: The Galveston Story by Sam Collins III

June 2 (6:00 pm to 9:00 pm)

at Emancipation Park

Emancipation Conversations Talk: The State of Education
Former Secretary of Education, Dr. Rod Paige, and Texas Southern University (TSU) president, Dr. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young, will address the state of education and the role of historically Black colleges and universities.

June 9 (6:00 pm to 9:00 pm)

at Emancipation Park

Emancipation Conversations Talk: Sacred Spaces
Dr. Julius Garvey, son of civil rights activist Marcus Garvey, will cover the importance of preserving African American historical sites and their connection to Juneteenth and the Black experience.

June 11 (6:00 pm to 9:00 pm)

at Emancipation Park

Emancipation Conversations Talk: Historic Parks
A conversation with Robert Stanton, the first African American to be appointed Director of the National Park Service. Mr. Stanton will discuss the role of Green Spaces and Cultural sites and their ability to create community, establish historical memory and empower cultural consciousness

June 13 (6:00 pm to 9:00 pm)

at Emancipation Park

Emancipation Conversations Talk: Healthcare & The Impact of Covid in Communities of Color
Healthcare leaders, including Memorial Hermann President and CEO, Dr. David Callender, Dr. Esmaeil Porsa from Harris Health and Pediatrician, Dr. Peter Hotez from Texas Children’s Hospital, will address the impact of Covid-19 on communities of color and social factors which affect health.

June 14 (6:00 pm to 9:00 pm)

at Emancipation Park

Emancipation Conversations Talk: Policing Communities of Color
Harris County Judge, Tonya Jones, PJ Floyd (Brother of the late George Floyd), Founding Director of TSU’s Center for Justice Research, Dr. Howard Henderson, and Emancipation Park Conservancy Director of Programs and Strategic Partnerships, Dr. Whitney Threadcraft, will discuss policing and the current state of our communities.

June 15 (6:00 pm to 9:00 pm)

at Emancipation Park

Emancipation Conversations Talk: Art & Community Redevelopment
Community Artists Collective Founder, Michelle Barnes, Project Row Houses Curator & Art Director, Danielle Burns-Wilson, and local artists, Jesse Lott and Marsha Dorsey-Outlaw, will discuss the role art plays in a community and how we can use art to keep the historical & cultural identity of a community while facing gentrification!

June 18 (4:00 pm to 10:00 pm)

at Emancipation Park

150th Juneteenth Celebration Presented by Kinder Foundation
The celebration opens on Saturday with a ceremony acknowledging Juneteenth and Emancipation Park’s history. Throughout the day attendees will have access to local vendors, interactive kid zones and much more. Performances by: Keeshea Pratt Band featuring Jewel Brown and James Boogaloo Bolde

The evening will conclude with musical performances by The Isley Brothers and Kool & the Gang.

June 19 (4:00 pm to 10:00 pm)

at Emancipation Park

150th Juneteenth Celebration Presented by Kinder Foundation
The celebration opens on Saturday with a ceremony acknowledging Juneteenth and Emancipation Park’s history. Throughout the day attendees will have access to local vendors, interactive kid zones and much more. Performances by: Monica Lisa Stevenson, Earnest Pugh, Zacardi Cortez, & Pastor Mike

This evening will conclude with musical performances by Sheila E. and Frankie Beverly & Maze.

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