Juneteenth celebration begins at Louisiana State University

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Baton Rouge’s celebration of the end of slavery will kick off at Louisiana State University.

Organizers expect a large crowd throughout the day to show up for the LSU Juneteenth celebration.

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The holiday commemorates the announcement of the emancipation of slaves in the former confederate states on June 19, 1865.

It is an occasion that is still celebrated today.

During the LSU Juneteenth celebration, which takes place today from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the entire campus will come together to honor the victims of slavery and celebrate African American achievements. 

The celebration will include food, live music, and games.

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