Broadway Inspirational Voices – CoBE Juneteenth Concert

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Broadway Inspirational Voices

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Whyte Hall

5:00PM – Cocktails

6:00PM – Performance

All Tickets $20.00

Come experience the Grammy® nominated and Tony® Honors award winning Broadway Inspirational Voices as they take you through a musical journey of Black influence through the lens of Gospel music, show tunes, and the music we hear everyday!
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.
Juneteenth today celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures. As it takes on a more national, symbolic, and even global perspective, the events of 1865 in Texas are not forgotten, for all of the roots tie back to this fertile soil from which a national day of pride is growing.