OfficialCountdown to SWLA Juneteenth  Festival

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SWLA Juneteenth Committee

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What is Juneteenth?

 

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.  Juneteenth today celebrates African American freedom and achievement while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures.

The Southwest Louisiana (SWLA) Juneteenth Committee's mission is to commemorate the ending of slavery in the United States by celebrating the joys of liberty, educating the community about African American heritage, and by promoting positive cultural interaction.​  Every year, the SWLA Juneteenth Committee hosts various events in honor of the Juneteenth (June 19th) Holiday, including the SWLA Juneteenth Music Festival. 

2021 Events

outside of house
Father and Son Baking
Father and Son Breakfast. St Anthony Church Sat Morning 8:00 AM

Gentrification and Reparations.

Clifotn Chenier

Clifton Chenier
10-11:30 am Saturday

Image by Heather Mount
Face painting,Fun Jumps and Cotton Candy, Snow Cones , Fun and Food.. Free Books and Prizes .
Acs of Love Church

104 Blue Boy Scott La 10:00 AM - 1 PM
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Opening Ceremonies

419 12th ST Lafayette, LA
June 18th 5PM 

General Mouton Statue
 Removal Celebration

AActs Of Love Book Giveaway.
       Sat Morning 10 AM

Interested Student
Parade

Black History Contest

BEGINS Sat June 19@ 5:00 PM
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Sponsors

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Thank you Sponsors!

PRESENTED BY

Honoring our Heritage. Uniting the Community.

Celebrating Equality.

TOGETHER.

Interested in helping continue the Juneteenth tradition?

Sponsor SWLA Juneteenth Events!

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YEARS OF JUNETEENTH CELEBRATIONS IN LAFAYETTE

LOUISIANA

156

YEARS SINCE THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION

2,500 +

NUMBER OF ATTENDEES AT 2017 SWLA JUNETEENTH MUSIC FESTIVAL

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