Virtual Wine Tasting

Juneteenth Celebration

Celebrate Juneteenth with GRIP! Host friends in your home, or join us from your couch for a Virtual Wine Tasting with professional sommelier, Alicia Barrett, as we journey through various Black-owned wineries.

Juneteenth History

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance. (Source:


Saturday, June 19th, 2021, 7-8pm


The comfort of your home or a friend’s home via Zoom


Bill Ferrell
GRIP Outreach For Youth


If you are unable to attend, you can still partner with GRIP! Just click the red button below that says “GIVE,” then you will have successfully made your donation to GRIP Outreach For Youth.

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