LA CROSSE JUNETEENTH COMMUNITY CELEBRATION IS THIS SATURDAY!

The 4th Annual La Crosse Juneteenth Community Celebration in Riverside Park. From noon-7 the community is invited to this FREE, family-friendly event. Everyone is invited to enjoy food, live entertainment, a youth fun fair, history, education, and connection in celebration of Black Americans.

Andrew Rasmussen, operations and development associate for Black Leaders Acquiring Collective Knowledge, and Mia Davis, VP of Black Student Leaders, joined the Morning Buzz to tell us what’s lined up for this week and why it’s important:

Follow the event on Facebook for updates and more info on their website. This Wednesday, on Juneteenth, there will be two showings of The Color Purple at The Rivoli in downtown La Crosse. Full details HERE.

The Juneteenth Celebration is sponsored by B.L.A.C.K., Hope Restores, Black Student Leaders, and The Enduring Families Project.

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, the last group of slaves in the south were given the news was given that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. For more information about Juneteenth, see their History page.

If you’re able, you can donate to the celebration HERE.

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