What is Juneteenth?

“Juneteenth is a day on which honor and respect is paid for the sufferings of slavery. It is a day on which we acknowledge the evils of slavery and its aftermath.  On Juneteenth we talk about our history and realize because of it, there will forever be a bond between us.”

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.

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La Crosse Juneteenth Celebration

Join us each year as we celebrate Juneteenth in La Crosse! More details on the event can be found on the La Crosse Juneteenth Website.

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