The inaugural Juneteenth Celebration will be held Friday, June 19 at 6 p.m. on the Natchitoches Riverfront, with a cultural celebration, featuring food, music and various speakers from the community. The event was organized by the 100 Black Men of Natchitoches and the Unheard Voices of Natchitoches, two social justice organizations dedicated to equality and justice for all.
The event will commence with a Freedom March from the City Park at 5:30 p.m. and continue to the Riverbank. Food will be prepared by Sweetie’s Barbecue, Pastor William Roberson and Billy Joe Harrington. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Corey Lamar. No coolers or additional cooking will be allowed. All Natchitoches residents are invited to attend and asked to observe social distancing guidelines.