Juneteenth Music Festival

Donaldsonville Music Festival Celebrating Freedom

June 5, 2021


Hosted by City of Donaldsonville

Frank Sotile Pavilion in Donaldsonville, LA

Free Admission

Music, Food, Rides and Games for the children and Fireworks
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 that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance. The news also spread to other neighboring states including Louisiana. Let’s celebrate freedom.
Contact Tamiko Francis Garrison or Allison Hudson for more information call 225-803-4042

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