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This short video focuses on the history and importance of Rosewood Courts, its location and connection to African American history in Austin.

2016

This tape contains video shot at the 1976 Juneteenth celebration held at Rosewood Park in Austin, Texas. The video was originally produced by George Wilkerson and Bill Jorn, but this tape contains footage edited together by Bruce Blackwell for broadcast on Austin Community Television in 1989. Featured in this Juneteenth celebration video are a speech by Rev. Cecil Williams in front of the Madison Cabin, gospel sung by the Gospel Inspirators of Austin, Texas (also in front of the Madison Cabin), and shots of the crowds and parade. The second half of the video presents ACC student Erma Humpries conducting interviews with ACC instructor Roland Hayes, parade participants, Miss Juneteenth contestants, and Austin City Mayor Pro Tem Jimmy Snell.

1976-06-19

African American band at the Emancipation Day Juneteenth Celebration at "East Woods" on East 24th Street, June 19, 1900. Mrs. Grace Stephenson kept a diary on the day's events, which she later sold to the San Francisco Chronicle, which wrote a full-page feature on it.

1900-06-19

Group portrait of three young African American boys at the Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900, held in "Eastwoods Park" on East 24th Street

1900-06-19

Emancipation Day celebration, June 19, 1900 held in "East Woods" on East 24th Street. Mrs. Grace Murray Stephenson also kept a diary of the day's events which she sold to the San Francisco Chronicle.

1900-06-19

People and picnic tables under a tent in the park near "East Woods" on East 24th Street. Mrs. Grace Murray Stephenson kept a diary of the day's events, which she later sold to the San Francisco Chronicle which wrote a full-page feature on it.

1900-06-19

Barbecuing the meat at the Emancipation Day Celebration on June 19, 1900. The 1900 celebration was held in "East Woods" on East 24th St. near the home of the photographer. This photo and a "story" written by the photographer were printed in the San Francisco Chronicle.

1900-06-19

Flags and bunting greet the returned soldier at the Emancipation Day Juneteenth Celebration at Eastwoods Park, north of UT Campus, June 19, 1900.

1900-06-19

Older African American man in a white suit and leather gloves, June 19, 1900. He was the "Grand Marshall for over 50 years" at the Emancipation Day Juneteenth celebration

1900-06-19

African American man standing behind a wagon loaded with watermelons on June 19, 1900. "Typical watermelon salesman." The day's events were held at "East Woods" on East 24th St. Mrs. Stephensen kept a diary of the events, which she later sold to the San Francisco Chronicle.

1900-06-19

Eight men in suits with ceremonial swords on their hips, June 19, 1900. These were the "officers of the day" at the Emancipation Day Juneteenth celebration. The ceremony was held at East Woods park on East 24th Street. Mrs. Stephensen kept a diary of the day, which she later sold to the San Francisco Chronicle.

1900-06-19

Morris Givens Band and Negro National Guard at Juneteenth Celebration at Wheeler's Grove, June 19, 1900.

1900-06-19

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