Juneteenth Recognized with Special Program
Cane River Creole National Historical Park

Jessica with Kids
Ranger Jessica Shows Students Oakland's Historic Structures.
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Quick Facts

GETTING READY FOR 2016:

A Call to Action
Action Item:
History Lesson
Year Accomplished:
2013

 On June 19, park staff presented a program to seventy students from the Natchitoches Parish Migrant Education Program. The program featured a tour of the park with staff and volunteer Elvin Shields. A former plantation resident, Elvin shared his childhood experiences with the students. The program began with a ceremonial reading of "General Orders No. 3", which proclaimed the slaves of Galveston, Texas free from bondage and thus began the annual celebration now known as Juneteenth or Freedom Day.