Google Fiber and Carver Museum to Host a Community Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday

A city-wide celebration will be held Saturday at the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural, and Genealogy Center on Saturday in honor of Juneteenth.

Google Fiber is hosting the event with the museum to celebrate Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day. It is a holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19th, 1865, as well as the emancipation of African American slaves throughout the Confederate South.

Google Fiber volunteers will staff the event, which features live music, crafts and activities for kids, food, a vendor marketplace and more. It takes place from noon to 4 p.m. at 1165 Angelina St.

The Carver Museum is also celebrating connectivity to free gigabit internet from Google Fiber as part of the City of Austin’s Community Connections program.

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