Free At Last

Time was, the celebration of Juneteenth—commemorating June 19, 1865, the day Union Major General Gordon Granger informed slaves in Galveston that they had been freed—was a much bigger holiday. It was black Texans' version of the Fourth of July. Today, the celebrations are more modest, but the day of freedom still rings. The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave., keeps the celebration alive with its exhibit Art & Culture for Seeds: A Celebration of African & African-American Art, featuring works by local, U.S. and African artists. The opening reception will be 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and will offer food, music and drink. Suggested donation at the door is $10. Call 214-953-1622.
Tue., June 19, 6-9 p.m.

 
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