Louisville Juneteenth Festival 2015

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Louisville Juneteenth Festival says
Louisville it's time to CELEBRATE!!!!
It's time to come together to celebrate the LIFE,
CULTURE AND FREEDOM of the Black community.

What is Juneteenth?
On Jan. 1, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln issued an executive order, known as the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing close to 3 million people from slavery. However, the order did not reach every State. It was not until the Confederate army surrendered two years later, that every African-American was freed from slavery. On June 19, 1865 slavery was officially abolished in the US. This day is known as Juneteenth.
Today Black communities across the nation gather to not only commemorate but also celebrate the life, culture and achievements of Black People.

So, what can you expect at the Louisville Juneteenth Festival?

We kick things off at 9am with an opening ceremony and
Youth Showcase.

The rest of the day will include various activities for the
kids including:
Children's Corner with the Shawnee/Shivley Library
Stories Alive!(an interactive fairytale)
with Drama by George
Quilt making with G.I.V.E
(Global Interventions Ventures in Education)
2 bounce houses
Face painting

Parents, don't worry there will be plenty of things for you
too. Things like:
Zumba and Line-dancing demos
An empowerment tent
Performances from some of the city's hottest
Food trucks and vendors

Don't allow this event pass you by. Join us Sat. June 20, 2015 at Shawnee Park to celebrate 150 years of Black Awesomeness!!!

P.S.-There is still a chance to help us fund the event. Click on the gofundme link right below to donate!
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