Join SPC for the Juneteenth Parade!
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19ththat the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance. (ref. About Juneteenth: website)
Join us on Saturday, June 15, 2019, as St. Philip's College participates in the 40th Anniversary of the Juneteenth Parade starting at Sam Houston High School and ending at Commanche Park #2.
San Antonio's Juneteenth Parade
San Antonio's 40 official state holiday
The Juneteenth Freedom Coalition is a volunteer organization in the City of San Antonio. Visit San Antonio's Juneteenth Freedom Coalition website for more information.
Mark Your Calendars
- Who: SPC Community Members
- What: Juneteenth Parade
- When: Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
- Where: Meet at St. Philip's College, 1801 Martin Luther King Drive and travel to Sam Houston High School. The parade begins at Sam Houston High School at 4635 E. Houston St., San Antonio, Tx. 78220 and ends at Comanche Park #2.