photo credit: Ryan Price Photography in BCS
The City of College Station’s Lincoln Recreation Center will mark Juneteenth 2012 with a number of events. Uniquely Texan, Juneteenth is now recognized and commemorated across the United States and around the world, marking the emancipation of African American slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865. Juneteenth has been an official Texas state holiday since 1980.
All events are free of charge, and the entire community is welcome. Special thanks to College Station Parks & Recreation, The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and the many African American organizations and youth development agencies contributing to Juneteenth 2012 events.
Friday, June 15
At 5:30 p.m., Carnival Night offers plenty of family fun and activities, plus the official opening of the Lincoln Recreational Center’s splash park.