Join SPC for the Juneteenth Parade!
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official on January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.
Join us on Saturday, June 17, 2023, as St. Philip's College participates in the Juneteenth Parade that starts at Sam Houston High School and ends at Commanche Park #2.
San Antonio's Juneteenth Parade
The Juneteenth Freedom Coalition is a volunteer organization in the City of San Antonio.
Mark Your Calendars
- Who: SPC Community Members
- What: Juneteenth Parade
- When: Saturday, June 17, 2023, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
- Where: Meet at St. Philip's College, Turbon Student Center – 1801 Martin Luther King Drive, and travel to Sam Houston High School. The parade begins at Sam Houston High School at 4635 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX. 78220, and ends at Comanche Park #2.