The East Lubbock Community Alliance will host its Rise Up 2019 Juneteenth Celebration beginning Thursday, June 13.

A variety of events will take place June 13 through 16 including an all Black Affair Party, live music, parade, food, walkathon and Housing Symposium.  

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America.