June 18, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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This presentation is free, but you must register for this class on your own, then return to this Meetup site and add your name to the RSVP list. Here is the link: <a>" class="linkified">http://cie.austin.utexas.edu/informal-classes/index.php/ending_slavery_tx//?num=IC14700</a>;
This lecture explores Texas history in the 1860s-1870s. These decades marked the transition from slavery to freedom among African Americans immediately following emancipation. The second half of the presentation details the origins of Juneteenth and Austin’s place in this history.