Celebrate Juneteenth with Annual Freedom Walk & Interactive Storytelling

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By David Anaya, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

The Bryan College Station community will celebrate Juneteenth with the annual Freedom Walk and an interactive storytelling program at the George Bush Presidential Library Center on the campus of Texas A&M University on June 15.

The Juneteenth Celebration begins at 9am with the Freedom Walk leaving the Lincoln Recreation Center-City of College Station at 1000 Eleanor St. The walk is free and open to the public and covers around three miles.

Bush 41 Education Storytellers Guild will present an interactive historical program, “Freedom’s Legacy,” by the Buffalo Soldier’s Heritage Outreach of Texas Parks and Wildlife from 10:30 to 11:30am. The program depicts the rich history of the Buffalo Soldiers through authentic stories, artifacts and music. The “Texas Story” is an historical record of the 9th Cavalry and 24th and 25th Infantry.

“Hearing the Buffalo Soldiers’ stories with their reenactment brings Texas history alive. We learn of their way of life and appreciate their contributions to the freedom of modern Texas,” says Bush Library and Museum Director of Education Dr. Shirley Hammond.

The program is free, but reservations are highly encouraged at bush.education@nara.gov or (979) 691-4007.

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum presents the Juneteenth Celebration program in partnership with Lincoln Recreation Center–the City of College Station, Neal Recreation Center–the City of Bryan, North Bryan Community Center, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Brazos Valley, the Brazos Valley African American Museum, and BVAA of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

About the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
The mission of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is to preserve and make available the records and artifacts of George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States. They promote civic literacy and increased historical understanding of our national experience, and foster a community of public service and volunteerism. For more information visit www.Bush41.org.