Tuesday is Juneteenth – the day slaves in Texas learned about the end of slavery.
June 19 commemorates the day in 1865 that the information reached slaves, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation actually freed them.
There are several ways to celebrate the holiday in North Texas.
The MLK Community Center in South Dallas has a free event from 3 to 7 p.m. It includes food, entertainment, health screenings and fun for the family.
Tarrant County College’s Northeast Campus is also celebrating with a “Celebration of Arts and Letters” event. There will be music, dance and other performances starting at 5:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.dallasmlkcenter.com/juneteenth.