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Juneteenth to the Fourth of July

Guidry News Service celebrated Freedom Days, with special coverage of events related to Juneteenth, the anniversary of the delivery of the Emancipation Proclamation to the slaves of Galveston; to July 4, the celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Fourth of July events in Galveston included a Downtown parade and awards ceremony in the Railroad Museum; and a Summer Band Concert in Sealy Pavilion.

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July 04, 2007 -- The Fourth of Parade in Galveston attracted hundreds of people to Downtown streets despite rain and the threat of heavier rain. More
July 04, 2007 -- The Galveston Railroad Museum hosted the ceremony following the Fourth of July Parade. More
July 04, 2007 -- Frances Newell, a member of Galveston's Sealy Family, attended the Summer Band Concert in Sealy Pavilion and prepared a report. More
July 03, 2007 -- Frank Incaprera and the Galveston Beach Band began the Galveston Fourth of July celebration with a Summer Band Concert in Sealy Pavilion behind Ashton Villa. Photos and Audio
July 03, 2007 -- Fourth of July parades, picnics and fireworks displays are scheduled to celebrate Independence Day. More
July 03, 2007 -- The Rotary Club of Beaumont and the Boy Scouts of America will deliver and pick up American Flags to hundreds of Southeast Texas homes and businesses on Wednesday, July 4 More
June 29, 2007 -- The Friendswood Fourth of July Steering Committee will host the 112th annual Friendswood Fourth of July Celebration on Wednesday, July 4 -- a daylong celebration beginning with a parade down Friendswood Drive followed by a day of entertainment, food and fun at Centennial Park; and ending with a fireworks display.The theme for this year’s celebration is “Red, White and You, a Family 4th of July”. More
June 25, 2007 -- Reliant Park will host the first Fiesta Houston festival celebrating the Fourth of July for six days beginning June 29. More
June 21, 2007 -- The Galveston Island Musicals will open it’s 2007 season, Wednesday, July 4 in the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical South Pacific. More
June 21, 2007 -- The 6th Annual Dickinson Fourth of July Picnic and Celebration at the VFW Hall will begin after the Pilot Club's Children's Parade. More
June 21, 2007 -- The City of Galveston's Fourth of July Parade will be held in historic Downtown Galveston and will conclude with a patriotic program indoors "in air conditioned comfort" at the Railroad Museum; and the day will climax with a fireworks display on the Seawall sponsored by the Park Board of Trustees. More
June 21, 2007 -- The City of Beaumont will host Fourth of July festivities at Riverfront Park with music by "Jazz Innovators", a flyover from Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport and a fireworks display over the Neches River accompanied by patriotic music. More
June 20, 2007 -- Dozens of people turned out for the annual Reedy Chapel Juneteenth Program. More
June 19, 2007 -- The 28th Annual Celebration of the Juneteenth USA Celebration attracted a large crowd of freedom lovers from Galveston, Houston and elsewhere. More
June 19, 2007 -- Ball Street was lined with Galveston Island residents and visitors from other Texas Cities for the Juneteenth Jubilee Parade. More
June 18, 2007 -- Rosewood Cemetery, Galveston’s first burial ground designated exclusively for African Americans, founded in 1911, was formally recognized and dedicated in a ceremony on Saturday. More
June 17, 2007 -- The Second Annual Juneteenth Family Day attracted families from as far away as West Columbia to the Stringfellow Orchards in Hitchcock. More
June 15, 2007 -- Juneteenth events are scheduled this weekend in Galveston, Texas City, Hitchcock and at the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site in West Columbia. More
June 14, 2007 -- Juneteenth Family Day at the Stringfellow Orchard, sponsored by Merrill Lynch, will include reenactments of a slave wedding ceremony and a “day in the life” retrospective, as well as music, art and activities for children that pay homage to the times of slavery. More
June 13, 2007 -- Almost 400 people packed the Old Central Cultural Center on Tuesday for the annual Al Edwards Juneteenth Banquet. More
June 12, 2007 -- Second Annual Stringfellow Orchards Juneteenth Family Day activities on Saturday will include an Annual Car Show at Crosby Jr. High School. More
June 12, 2007 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will present "The Making of the Underground Railroad: From Slavery to Freedom" on June 14. More
June 12, 2007 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will hold a dedication ceremony for Rosewood Cemetery, Galveston's oldest African-American burial grounds, on June 16. More
June 11, 2007 -- Sam and Doris Collins again will open the grounds of their historic Stringfellow Orchard in Hitchcock, Texas to welcome people to join them in their annual celebration of Juneteenth on Saturday, June 16. More
June 08, 2007 -- Members of Galveston Historical Foundation's African American Heritage and Education Committee held a dress rehearsal for the Underground Railroad Re-enactment Program "Making of the Underground Railroad: From Slavery to Freedom," which will be part of the Galveston Juneteenth celebration on June 14 from 8:30 to 3:30. More
June 07, 2007 -- The Galveston Fourth of July Parade, with Bill Balleza as parade marshal, will begin and end at the Railroad Museum; and the Independence Day program following the parade will be in the air conditioned Railroad Museum. More
June 07, 2007 -- New Research about a Galveston Slave who Escaped to Montreal will be Unveiled for the First Time at Dress Rehearsal for GHF Underground Railroad Re-enactment Program afternoon. More
May 20, 2007 -- Texas City has announced plans for Juneteenth. More
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