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Celebrate Juneteenth at your library!

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June 19, 1865 marks the date that Union soldiers entered Galveston, Texas with the news that the Civil War had ended and that all those enslaved were now free. Today Juneteenth memorializes freedom, education and the contributions made by the African American community.

Come explore the different books, videos, and other resources about Juneteenth that the BCS Public Library System has to offer, and take part in our celebration events.

Juneteenth Celebration with Elizabeth Kahura on June 18 and 19

Elizabeth Kahura is originally from Kenya. As a Texas Commission on the Arts performer Elizabeth engages the entire audience with her African Folktales. She has received a Kenyans in Austin (KIA) 2017 ‘Mashujaa’ (heroes) award in recognition of her contribution to cultural preservation and awareness. Her performance is sure to entertain and educate all, and is partially funded by the Texas Commission on the Arts, Arts Respond Performance Support Grant.

Elizabeth Kahura

Free tickets will be given out 30 minutes before each performance on a first come, first served basis.

Mounce Library in Bryan

  • When: Tuesday, June 18 at 10 a.m.

Ringer Library in College Station

  • When: Wednesday, June 19 at 10 a.m.

Juneteenth Community Celebration on June 18

This event is for all ages and will feature prominent community leaders, Ms. Betty J. Robinson, Ms. Desiree Lewis, Reverend Craig Anderson and others as they talk about what Juneteenth means to them and share cultural experiences living in BCS. There will be crafts activities for the little ones and goodies from The Remnant of Nawlins will be served.

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  • Where: Clara B. Mounce Library, 201 E. 26th St, Bryan, TX 77803
  • When: Tuesday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m.

Registration is required and space is limited.