Juneteenth, that is June 19, 1865, was the day that word finally reached Galveston, Texas, that the Civil War was over and all the nation’s slaves were free. Readings from slave narratives and other writings by African-Americans illustrate how slavery cruelly tore fathers away from their families. In freedom, fathers were able to begin a journey toward wholeness and fatherhood. Religious Education: One room schoolhouse for grades K-5. Older children may attend the service and younger ones may remain with their parents in the the nurser or the play room downstairs.
The Racial Justice Task Force on 06/17/2012