Juneteenth Marshall, Harrison County Announces Theme and 2022 Schedule of Events
Longtime Educator to Serve as Parade Grand Marshal
Organizers of the Marshall-Harrison County Juneteenth Celebration are proud to announce the theme and schedule of events to commemorate an important period in American history. The theme for the 2022 Marshall-Harrison County Juneteenth Celebration is “We are One.” Community activities include the crowning of Miss Juneteenth, a commemorative program, parade, fashion show and more. All activities are free and open to the public.
Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19 to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. On June 19, 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation. On January 1, 1980 Juneteenth became an official state holiday in Texas.
Lead organizers Don and Alma Ravenell of Marshall are now in their eighth year of organizing multiple days of community celebrations. (See Schedule of Events below.)
“We are thankful for the contributors and new community partnerships being formed as we come together to plan and commemorate this important time in our history,” said Alma Ravenell.
“This is truly a collaborative effort involving many people from all areas of our community working together as one,” Don Ravenell said.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
10 am Friday, June 10 – The Michelson Art Museum will provide free art classes to youth ages 6-11 at the G.W. Carver Center, 2302 Holland St. Art will be displayed during the Commemorative Program on June 18.
6:30 pm Friday, June 10 – Crowning of Miss Juneteenth 2022 at the G. W. Carver Center. Open to girls ages 15 to 19. Winner will receive a scholarship to Wiley College. Entry deadline is May 31, 2022. Program to also include a silent auction.
6:30 pm Friday, June 17 – Fashioned for Freedom Fashion Show will take center stage at Memorial City Hall in downtown Marshall with vendors and live music featuring YouKnighted.