Juneteenth

June 19, 2020

There are several ways to celebrate Juneteenth in Fort Worth this year. June 19 is the annual commemoration of the end of slavery. Visit Fort Worth is a proud sponsor of the Annual Juneteenth Fort Worth celebration. Fort Worth resident and social impact leader Ms. Opal Lee will lead a 2.5 mile caravan on Friday, June 19th. Ninety-three-year-old Opal Lee will lead the caravan by foot and the public is encouraged to safely socially distance and follow in their vehicles. The route will start at the Fort Worth Convention Center and end at Will Rogers Memorial Center.  For more information or to register click here.

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed in Galveston, Texas with news that war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. To learn more, visit www.juneteenth.com.