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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Lafayette City Council declares June 19, Juneteenth Independence day in the City of Lafayette.


On Tuesday, June 16, Lafayette City Council issued a proclamation declaring June 19 as Juneteenth Independence Day in the City of Lafayette. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States and the emancipation of African American slaves.

As recent events demonstrate, more than 150 years after the abolition of slavery in the United States, there are still acts of violence, prejudice, and discrimination against people of color every day. We, as the City of Lafayette, do not, and will not tolerate acts of racism, oppression, intimidation, harassment, prejudice, or racial profiling toward another individual.

The Lafayette Mayor and City Council encourage residents to learn about, support, and celebrate Juneteenth Independence Day.

To learn more about Juneteenth, see this article by PBS.

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