An historical marker commemorates Blacksmith Ulysses Cephas, whose home on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive is being restored by the city as a cultural center in the Dunbar Historic District (City of San Marcos photo).
Austin public television station KLRU will feature the African-American experience in San Marcos this week during the station’s Juneteenth Jamboree.
Among its features, the 25-minute episode will discuss the city’s developing Dunbar Heritage and Museum District and San Marcos native Eddie Durham, a jazz innovator and electric guitar pioneer.
The program will be aired on Thursday at 8 p.m. on KLRU; Saturday, June 15 at 12:30 p.m. on KLRU Q, and Sunday, June 16 at 1 p.m. on KLRU. The program also will stream at: http://www.klru.org/juneteenth/.
Juneteenth recognizes the abolishing of slavery in Texas, which took place on June 19, 1865, more than two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.Email | Print