‘Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration at the Delta African American Museum in NELA’

The North East Louisiana (NELA) Delta African American Heritage Museum is excited to announce its new annual Juneteenth Celebration, a special event honoring the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. This year’s celebration is set to be a vibrant and inspiring tribute to freedom, unity, and resilience.

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, holds great historical significance as it marks the day on June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger declared in Galveston, Texas, that all enslaved individuals in Texas were free, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.

The NELA Delta African American Heritage Museum invites the community to join them on Saturday, June 15, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1051 Chennault Park Dr., Monroe, for a day filled with educational exhibits, live performances, interactive workshops, and soulful music. This immersive experience aims to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and contributions of African Americans, allowing visitors to engage with history, art, and culture through guided tours of the museum’s engaging exhibitions.

Ross Slacks, the museum’s manager, expressed his enthusiasm for hosting this important event, emphasizing the significance of honoring the Juneteenth legacy and the enduring resilience of African Americans. The celebration is free and open to all attendees, encouraging community members to come together, reflect, and celebrate the strides made towards equality and justice.

For more information about the Juneteenth Celebration at the NELA Delta African American Heritage Museum, visit their website at africanmuseummonroe.com or contact 318-342-8889.

The NELA Delta African American Heritage Museum is dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and educating the public about the contributions of African Americans to American history and culture. Through dynamic exhibitions, educational programs, and community outreach initiatives, the museum aims to foster understanding, appreciation, and dialogue across diverse communities.