2013 Focus: Defenders and Protectors: The Corpus Christi Juneteenth Coalition celebrates the achievement of the African American in the defense and protection of America from 1865 to 2013. Please view our 2013 Calendar of Events for upcoming details of planned activities.
As we continue making plans for this historical event, your support will be greatly appreciated. Celebrating the legacy of our freedom helps shape our future. We look forward to your participation.
What is Juneteenth? It's a worldwide celebration! Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is an annual holiday, celebrated on June 19 in the United States, and commemorating the end of slavery. The holiday originated in Texas; for more than a century, this state was the primary home of Juneteenth celebrations. More recently, however, its observance has spread across the nation. Read more...>>