Every year on June 19th millions of people around the world celebrate the Juneteenth tradition. It was started by former slaves as a way to remember when the last slaves were freed in Texas.
· Why were slaves in Texas freed two and a
half years after the Emancipation Proclamation?
· Did nobody in Texas know about it?
· What finally made Texas comply?
The Juneteenth Stage Play offers answers to these and other questions, including insights into the lingering effects of slavery today. Prepare to be entertained as well as enlightened.
Greg Ellis and Mrs. Opal Lee believe in the importance of not forgetting the sacrifices others have made for us to have the freedoms we enjoy today.