The City of Mansfield will hold a special Juneteenth celebration from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at the MISD Center for the Performing Arts, 1110 W. Debbie Lane.
The outdoor celebration will feature live entertainment, food and drinks, vendors, activities for kids and a special display about the history of Mansfield. Admission is free.
10:30 a.m. - Color Guard
10:40 a.m. - Anthem (Tamerick)
10:45 a.m. - Drea Randle
11:30 a.m. - Xplosive
11:40 a.m. - Spoken Word-Tamiko Jones
Noon - The Creators
12:30 p.m. - Juneteenth History
1:10 p.m. - Xplosive
1:20 p.m. - Spoken Word
1:30 p.m. - Mansfield History
1:45 p.m. - Jazz Band
2:30 p.m. - Dedication
2:45 p.m. - Drea Randel
3:30 p.m. - DJ Dmann
Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day – celebrates the emancipation of those who continued to be enslaved in the United States after President Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862, during the Civil War.
Union soldiers arrived in Galveston on June 19, 1865, to deliver the news that slaves in the United States had been freed. This year’s Juneteenth celebration takes place 156 years after that event.
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