Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, dating back to 1865. The Grimes County 19th of June Association is the longest running celebration of Juneteenth in Grimes County.
Former Navasota City Councilwoman Mildred Edwards led the Freedom March in Navasota to celebrate Juneteenth. The community united and marched from Navasota High School to Navasota City Hall.
Navasota residents, city staff, school officials and members of the community gathered to celebrate Juneteenth with a Freedom March signifying the end of slavery Friday, June 19.
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