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An Evening With! A History and Celebration of Juneteenth with Donald Payton and The South Dallas Concert Choir.
June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join Dallas Historical Society for a discussion and celebration of Juneteenth by historian Donald Payton. Selections from The South Dallas Concert Choir will follow Mr. Payton’s presentation.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Donald Payton is president of the African American Genealogy Interest Group, which is a branch of the Dallas Genealogical Society. Mr. Payton has spent more than 35 years of tracing family histories and doing historical workshops across America. He is a former Dallas County Historical Commissioner who served on a special state committee to make June 19th an official Texas state holiday.