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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Juneteenth Conference in Houston to Celebrate American Freedman History and Culture

Houston Juneteenth Conference

Nationwide — On June 16th, 2023, National Volunteer Council Freedmen Affairs (NVCFA) and the National Assembly of American Slavery Descendants (NAASD) will host a Juneteenth Celebration to commemorate American Freedmen history and culture while raising awareness on what lineage-based reparative policies could look like for American Freedmen. This year’s theme is Wave of Freedom – Jubilee Weekend.

The four-day event will take place at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (3816 Caroline Street), starting at 5pm on June 16th and ending at 12 noon on June 19th. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend workshops on topics such as reparations, social justice & equity, and American Freedmen history. Speakers include local community leaders, historians, and activists.

In addition to the workshops and speakers, the gala will feature performances by local artists and musicians, as well as vendors selling food, art, and other items. Attendees can also participate with us by marching in Mayor Turner’s Annual Acres Homes Juneteenth Parade.

Tickets for the Jubilee Weekend are available for purchase on Eventbrite.

For questions, please contact us at conference@naasd.org or call (202) 503-4729.

About Juneteenth:
Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on June 19th to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. On June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas and announced that all enslaved people were free, marking the end of slavery in the state. Juneteenth is now recognized as a state holiday in Texas and is celebrated throughout the country.

For press inquiries, contact info@naasd.org or (202) 503-4729