HOUSTON, Tx - Houston's African-American community celebrated Juneteenth this weekend, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States more than 150 years ago, and one group celebrated the historic holiday by making dreams come true for 100 lucky kids.
The Black McDonald's Operators Association of the Greater Houston Area donated new bikes and helmets to 100 kids from underprivileged areas of Houston, making this year's Juneteenth celebration an even happier one.
“We're here because we want to make a statement, that we are still contributing to the freedom of our people. We care about young black kids. We want to say to the kids, ride to the future,” said BMOA President John Tillman.