CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Juneteenth is this Saturday.
The annual holiday, which originated in Texas, commemorates the day in 1865 when slaves in Texas learned they were free, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued.
Locally, the Corpus Christi Juneteenth Coalition, will be hosting the Ten Days of Celebration and Exploration of Emancipation, starting this Wednesday.
Interested in joining the TABPHE of Corpus Christi? Peruse their membership offerings here.