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Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum celebrates Juneteenth during the month of June

The Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum is holding various events at its museum to celebrate Juneteenth during the month of June.

Juneteenth is a national holiday that celebrates the commemoration of the ending of slavery. It is considered the "longest-running African-American holiday." Ross Slacks, executive director at the Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum, said, "We were noted as free people during that time, the slaves in Texas did not really know. This commemorates the time in 1865 on June 19 that this happened."

The Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum is hosting Open Mic Poetry on Thursday, June 16 at 6 p.m. All poetry must be sent to Tanya Shlosman at tanyashlosman@africanmuseummonroe.com. This event is open to the public. There is no admission fee.

Another event that the Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum is hosting is Family Fun Day. This event will include games and activities. This event is open to the public. There is no admission fee.

The following weekend will feature Coco York during An Evening with Coco York. She will be in attendance on both Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25. Tickets for this event are available for purchase at the Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum website.

For more information about these events or
the Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum, please visit Facebook, Instagram, or the website.

Sydney Russo is originally from West Monroe, Louisiana. She is currently enrolled in The University of Louisiana at Monroe and is studying Communications. Her concentration is in Digital Media.