This African American group, the Ensemble in Residence at Texas A&M University, steps down from art's high stage and takes Mozart, Brahms, and other classical composers to arts-neglected small towns and urban neighborhoods.
The Barrios Family
Such a neighborhood might be one on Blanco Road in San Antonio where the Barrios family, with hard work and love, built a fabulous restaurant in an old Dairy Queen. Viola; her son and daughter Louis and Diana; and their spouses, Traci and Roland, still combine fun, food, and family.
African Americans started this celebration on June 19, 1865, the day that word came to Galveston that slaves were free. It's our third independence day in Texas, after March 2 and July 4. Political correctness almost killed Juneteenth in the 1960s, but it thrives again.