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Austin's historic Southgate-Lewis House reopens with a Juneteenth celebration event

Posted on AllSides June 15th, 2024
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After lying dormant for over a decade, Austin’s historic Southgate – Lewis House has opened its doors again. The grand reopening took place Saturday with the “A Juneteenth House Party: Celebrating Black History, Cultivating Black Stories” event, timed with Juneteenth. The event was free, for all ages and open to the public. Following the Annual Central Texas Juneteenth Parade, guests were invited to celebrate Black history, Black stories, and the Black community through a community conversation with historian Dr. Peniel Joseph, artists and cultural preservation Jennifer Cumberbatch and former city...

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