African American Social Group: Juneteenth and Black Music Month Celebration

Tiffany Ramzy

In celebration of Juneteenth and Black Music Month, the Robson Ranch African American Social Group (AASG) is hosting a get-together at the Greater Denton Arts Council on Saturday, June 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. to view the Soul Arts Renewal exhibit. There will be food and live music by local saxophonist Tom Brownlee. Attendees are encouraged to social distance and wear a mask. The Greater Denton Arts Council/Patterson-Appleton Arts Center is located at 400 E. Hickory, Denton, TX 76207. This will be a private showing for our group, and the cost for this event is $10 per person. If you are interested in joining us for this event, please RSVP and pay Jackie Ford, 10012 Silver Rock Way, Denton, TX 76207 by June 13. Jackie’s phone number is 973-567-3910, or you can pay via Paypal

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19 as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.

African American Music Appreciation Month is an annual celebration of African American music in the United States. It was initiated as Black Music Month by President Jimmy Carter who, on June 7, 1979, decreed that June would be the month of black music.

The Robson Ranch African American Social Group provides an opportunity for African American residents to get together for networking, support, encouragement, and socializing. The group publishes a newsletter three times a year. If you are interested in joining the group, contact Tiffany Ramzy at 216-346-9416 or [email protected] to be added to the email distribution list.