Juneteenth FTW Celebration

June 19, 1865 signifies the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state to ensure that all enslaved people would be freed. The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abram Lincoln, had been signed two and a half years earlier and it declared that “all persons held as slaves within the rebellious states are, and henceforward shall be free.”
Juneteenth, short for June Nineteenth, honors that day and the end of slavery in the United States. It is considered the longest-running African American holiday.
Celebrate the official end of slavery in the US with Opal Lee and her walk and a full weekend of education, empowerment, and entertainment.

 

Juneteenth Jazz Festival

FEATURING BOTH VIRTUAL AND IN- PERSON ATTENDANCE

DFW Metroplex Jazz and Jim Austin Online host one of the smoothest music festivals of the summer! The National Juneteenth Virtual Music Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, June 18-20, 2021, and will offer both virtual and in-person attendance.

“We are excited to present an incredible weekend of Zydeco, Blues and Jazz for music lovers not only in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but around the world,” says event promoter Jim Austin.

Don’t miss this incredible weekend of music! VIP venue seats and live streaming tickets are now available. For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, call 817-923-9305 or visit: JimAustinOnline.com.

JUNETEENTH MUSIC FESTIVAL LOCATION:
The Warehouse , 1125 E. Berry Street, Fort Worth, TX 76110.
https://thewarehousedfw.com/upcoming-events/

American Airlines Juneteenth Jubilee

American Airlines’ Black Professional Network Members, in collaboration with the Dock Bookshop, My Brother’s Keeper, Unity Unlimited, and Jim Austin Online, invite you to celebrate the emancipation of Black enslaved people in the U.S. Guest speaker, Ms. Opal Lee, Honorary Grandmother of Juneteenth, will share the history of Juneteenth and the status of her quest to make it a national holiday. This exciting, family friendly event will have steppers, drummers, poets, storytellers, food, games and more to help you celebrate this holiday. Register to secure your ticket(s).

June 18
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Legacy Park Pavilion
701 NW Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington
Register Here

Tatiana “Lady May” Mayfield at Levitt Pavilion Arlington

Refreshing and beautiful are how many have described the voice and persona of Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield, a jazz vocalist, musician, composer, and educator from Fort Worth, Texas.

Sunday, June 20th
Sunday, June 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Levitt Pavilion – Arlington, TX,
100 W. Abram St.
Arlington, TX 76010
https://levittpavilionarlington.org/events/

Historical Presentation & Discussion:
Black Restaurants that Fed the Civil Rights Movement

Learn how restaurants in the South, such as Dooky Chase’s in New Orleans, The Four Way in Memphis and others, became high-profile focal points for the Civil Rights movement through this informative presentation. The program will also include a talk with self-described black culture curator Deah Berry Mitchell, who will share her insight into the influence that West African cuisine and slavery had on “soul food” and the local black-owned restaurant scene. Register for the program, which be held at noon, Thursday, June 17, via Webex. The Webex platform can be accessed via computer or a smartphone app.

Documentary: The Green Book: Guide to Freedom film screening and discussion

This documentary (not rated, 2019, 51 minutes) explores some of the segregated nation’s safe havens and notorious “sundown towns” through witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph. The film chronicles how in the 1930s a black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. It was called The Negro Motorist Green Book, and it helped African Americans navigate safe passage across the U.S. well into the 1960s.
Admission is free for this in-person program, but registration is required.

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