Fifth Third Community Day 2/19/23


Fifth Third Community Day

Date and Time

Sunday, February 19, 2023 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Event Type

Special Event



Join us for our next Fifth Third Community Day. Guests will receive free admission and experience special activities. Reserve your tickets online or in-person. Fifth Third Community Days are made possible through the generous support of the Fifth Third Foundation.

Activity Schedule

Freedom Circle: Latoya Turner

12:00–2pm | Freedom Store

Join us for children's story time and snacks with local author and CEO, Latoya Turner. Ms. Turner will be reading her books Brown Hands, Black Schools and Brown Hands, White Sand.

Galveston & John Rufus Gibson: A Story About Freedom & Opportunity

2:00–3:00pm | HTT

Galveston, Texas is known as the setting for the historic events at the heart of the Juneteenth holiday. But what came next for the Black community in Galveston? Guest Sam Collins III will share the story of John Rufus Gibson, a pioneering educator from Ohio that made a lasting mark on Galveston and the world. Mr. Collins is co-chair of the Juneteenth Legacy Project Committee and currently serves as advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation representing Texas. He is active in the national campaign to #TellTheFullStory which aims to expand the narrative in American history by highlighting lesser known Black leaders.

Art Activity with local artist Brent Billingsley

10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  |  Grand Hall

Stop by and flex your creativity with local artist Brent Billingsley.

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