Juneteenth Jubilee  •  Saturday, June 15, 2019

Annual Reception & Festival
11:30am – 5:00pm
Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg
702 Cullen St., Edinburg, TX 78541

26th Anniversary Memorial Observance
9:00am – 11:00am
Restlawn Cemetery
1701 E. Richardson Rd, Edinburg

Juneteenth Featured Artist Exhibit
On Exhibit: June 7th - 21st

Artist Reception: June 12th 6 pm - 8 pm
Dustin M. Sekula Memorial Library
1906 S. Closner Blvd., Edinburg

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

On June 19, 1865, the Union soldiers landed in Galveston with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free, according to the Austin History Center. The celebration of June 19 was coined "Juneteenth" and grew with more participation from descendants.

On January 1, 1980, Juneteenth became an official state holiday. It's a day to celebrate African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging self-development and respect for all cultures.

 


2019 City of Edinburg Juneteenth Proclamation

2019 City of Edinburg Juneteenth Proclamation

City of Edinburg issued proclamation for Juneteenth 2018

2018 Juneteenth Committee

Juneteenth Brochure Page 1

Juneteenth Brochure Page 2


Juneteenth Jubilee  •  Saturday, June 15, 2019

Restlawn Cemetery Services

9:00am – 9:10am          Welcome & Remarks              Mrs. S. Propst

                                   Opening Prayer                       Pastor Smith

9:10am – 9:20am        Presentation of Colors            Edinburg High School

                                                                                    Ociel Suarez

9:20am – 9:30am        National Anthem                    Juneteenth Choir

9:30am – 9:35am        Pledge of Allegiance               Youth

9:35am – 9:40am        Music Selection                      Juneteenth Choir

                                                                                    “Negro National Anthem”

9:40am – 9:55am        Recognitions                          Mayor Richard Molina

                                                                                    State Rep. Terry Canales

                                 Proclamation Ellie Torres, County Commissioner

9:55am – 10:05am      Special Remarks                    

                                    Tribute to Rev. Perry              Dr. R. Howard

                                    & Mrs. Thomas

10:05am – 10:25am    Music Selections                     Juneteenth Choir

10:25am – 10:40am    Reflections                             MOSTHistory

                                                                                 Joseph Fox

                                    Historical County                   Adela Ortega

10:40am – 10:45am    Music Selections                    Juneteenth Choir

10:45am – 10:55am    Community Voices                  UTRGV-CHAPS

                                                                                 Dr. R. Skowronsk

                                                                                 Roseann Bach Garza

                                                                                 Jillian Glantz

                                                                                 Sabrina W. Hernandez

                                                                 Supporting World Hope

10:55am – 11:00am    Closing Prayer & Song             Juneteenth Choir “Pass Me Not”     

                                                             

Juneteenth Reception and Festival

Master of Ceremony: Minister T. Hawkins

DJ: Mr. T. M. (Tony Morales)

11:30am                      Welcome                                 T. Hawkins

11:35am                      Prayer                                     T. Hawkins

11:40am                      Occasion                                 Ms. L. Laws

11:45am – 1:15pm      **LUNCH**

 

1:15pm – 3:00pm      **PROGRAM**

 

1:15pm – 1:35pm        Author presentation               Stefon Pantoja

1:35pm – 1:50pm        Music Varies Artist                  Erica Muñoz

1:50pm – 2:10pm        Music Varies Artist                  Texas Teacake and YES

(Youth Enjoying Storytelling)

2:10pm – 2:25pm        Music Varies Artist                  Terry Hawkins

2:25pm – 2:30pm        Music Varies Artist                  Woodard Dancers

2:30pm – 2:45pm        Music Varies Artist                  Texas Teacake and YES

2:45pm – 2:50pm        Youth Performance                 Corinth Baptist Church

                                                                                 Harlingen, Texas        

           

2:00pm – 5:00pm     Festival, Games & Activities

3:00pm – 3:30pm        Dance Contest                         Old Dance Moves

2:00pm – 5:00pm        Activity                                    MOST Activity Table              

                                                                                  Church Fan Activity

                                                                                  Quilt Sewing Table

                                                                                  Face Painting

2:00pm – 5:00pm         Games                                     Card and Dominoes

                                                                                  Jump Rope

3:30pm – 4:15pm                                                        Sack Races

4:15pm – 4:30pm                                                        Karaoke

4:30pm – 5pm                                                             Line Dancing

The Negro National Anthem: "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

by James Weldon Johnson (June 17, 1871 - June 26, 1938)

Originally written by Johnson for a presentation in celebration of the birthday of Abraham Lincoln. This was originally performed in Jacksonville, Florida, by children. The popular title for this work is: 'THE NEGRO NATIONAL ANTHEM'

§  Lift every voice and sing Till earth and heaven ring, Ring with the harmonies of Liberty; Let our rejoicing rise High as the listening skies, Let it resound loud as the rolling sea. Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us, Facing the rising sun of our new day begun Let us march on till victory is won.

§  Stony the road we trod, Bitter the chastening rod, Felt in the days when hope unborn had died; Yet with a steady beat, Have not our weary feet Come to the place for which our fathers sighed? We have come over a way that with tears have been watered, We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered, Out from the gloomy past, Till now we stand at last where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.

§  God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, Thou who has brought us thus far on the way; Thou who has by Thy might

Led us into the light, Keep us forever in the path, we pray. Lest our feet stray from the places, Our God, where we met Thee; Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee; Shadowed beneath Thy hand, May we forever stand. True

to our GOD, True to our native land        

 


Pass Me Not
by: Fanny J. Crosby & William H. Doane

Pass me not, O gentle Savior
Hear my humble cry
While on others Thou art calling
Do not pass me by

Savior, Savior
Hear my humble cry
While on others Thou art calling
Do not pass me by

Let me at Thy throne of mercy
Find a sweet relief
Kneeling there in deep contrition
Help my unbelief

Savior, Savior
Hear my humble cry
While on others Thou art calling
Do not pass me by

Trusting only in Thy merit
Would I seek Thy face
Heal my wounded, broken spirit
Save me by Thy grace

Savior, Savior
Hear my humble cry
While on others Thou art calling
Do not pass me by

Thou the spring of all my comfort
More than life to me
Whom have I on earth beside Thee?
Whom in Heav’n but Thee?

Savior, Savior
Hear my humble cry
While on others Thou art calling
Do not pass me by

While on others Thou art calling
Do not pass me by


                                                                            We Shall Overcome

                                            Attributed to the original lyrics of Charles Albert Tindley in 1900

“We Shall Overcome” is a gospel song which became a protest song and a key anthem of the Civil Rights Movement.

§  We shall overcome, we shall overcome, We shall overcome someday; Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe, We shall overcome someday.

§  The Lord will see us through, The Lord will see us through, The Lord will see us through someday; Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe, We shall overcome someday.

§  We're on to victory, We're on to victory, We're on to victory someday; Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe, We're on to victory someday.

§  We'll walk hand in hand, we'll walk hand in hand, We'll walk hand in hand someday; Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe, We'll walk hand in hand someday.

§  We are not afraid, we are not afraid, We are not afraid today; Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe, We are not afraid today.

§  The truth shall make us free, the truth shall make us free, The truth shall make us free someday; Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe, The truth shall make us free someday.

§  We shall live in peace, we shall live in peace, We shall live in peace someday; Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,

We shall live in peace someday.