Delays are not Defeat

June 19, 2009 § Leave a comment

For many Americans, and especially Texans, Juneteenth is a special time to reconnect with the community and celebrate our common bond of freedom. Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of Texas slaves, commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement through a wide array of activities.

Source: City of Austin website

Source: City of Austin website

In Central Texas, the official Juneteenth celebration includes a poetry slam, essay contest and quiz bowl honoring James Farmer, Jr., the fourteen year old college student portrayed in the film The Great Debaters  (2007). And of course, what celebration wouldn’t be complete without food! In backyards and parks across Texas, you can smell the aroma baked beans, barbecue chicken, potato salad, collard greens and corn bread.

Juneteenth is a good reminder that detours and delays should not discourage us from our goal for a hunger-free community. We can do it.

Have a happy and safe Juneteenth!

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