June 12th, 2022
Free & Open to the public
📍South Yard, Christ Church
One week before Juneteenth, come on out to make your own rag-flag in preparation for the holiday!
Join Dir. of Public Engagement Hannah Wallace as she teaches the DIY process while sharing the symbolism of the Juneteenth Flag. This activity will offer multi-color options to allow for participants to access a fuller spectrum of creativity!
Juneteenth is the oldest national celebration to commemorate the ending of enslavement in the United States. The holiday dates back to June 19, 1865. At which time, the city of Galveston, Texas first became aware of their freedom — more than two years after the passing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Juneteenth flag was created more recently in 1997. It’s symbols are a testament to the legacy of slavery and freedom in the Lone Star State. Together, we’ll make our own flags just in time for the holiday.
Create & celebrate with us!