Other events include:
* The Rhythm & Ribs Festival June 20, 2015 in Round Rock with the Buffalo Soldiers (http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/programs/buffalo-soldiers/)
* Join the Greater Austin Black Chamber for Soul Summit on Sunday, June 21, 2015 (http://austinbcc.org/events/soul-summit-a-conversation-about-race-identity-power-and-food/)
It’s Juneteenth, the day Texas — after holding out for over two years — officially recognized the Emancipation Proclamation and freed the slaves. Today, the event is marked by celebrations, from concerts to exhibits and more.
Serafia performs at the Javalina on Rainey Street in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, February 6, 2014. Members of Serafia’s band are Dan Kattan, guitar, Daniel Leivas, bass, and Cole Hoffpaiur, drums. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Here are a few ways you can celebrate the day’s 150th anniversary:
- And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., runs Friday through Aug. 30 at Bullock Texas State History Museumm 1800 N. Congress Ave.
This exhibit includes over 50 handmade quilts, arranged in chronological order to tell the story of African Americans from 1619 to present day.
Check out some of the quilts before you go with this gallery.
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