Juneteenth Recognized with Special Program

Jessica with Kids

Ranger Jessica Shows Students Oakland's Historic Structures.

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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.

Last updated: June 10, 2016