The City of Hutto has proclaimed its support for Juneteenth and looks forward to celebrating this important day in history on June 19 with the community.
Texas granted freedom rights to enslaved Americans on June 19, 1865, when U.S. General Gordon Granger stood with Union troops on Texas soil and declared that, “In accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States (Abraham Lincoln), all slaves are free.” Known as Juneteenth, this day is also known as an Independence Day to celebrate the end of slavery.
On behalf of the Hutto City Council, Hutto Mayor Mike Snyder recently read aloud a special statement at a Council meeting to recognize the enduring significance of Juneteenth. Available to read here online, the proclamation was initiated by the Hutto Diversity & Inclusion Commission, as a step forward in City efforts to unify toward the dismantling of institutionalized racism.
“The City of Hutto chooses to be a City committed to creating an inclusive environment for all residents of all races, abilities, and backgrounds,” Snyder said, “as well as a City that celebrates and values such diversity.”
Mayor Snyder and other Hutto community leaders plan to participate in an event organized by Black Families of Hutto, a grassroots community association. For more information on the group or this Juneteenth event, CLICK HERE. Everyone is invited, and the schedule is as follows:
Hutto Juneteenth Celebration
- Saturday, June 19, 10 a.m to 6 p.m.
- Community March at 10 a.m. starting at Hutto Middle School, 1005 Exchange Blvd.
- Ceremony at 11 a.m. in front of City Hall, 500 W. Live Oak St.
- Festivities continue through 6 p.m.