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Juneteenth Celebration

Date/Time

Jun 19, 2013
9:30 am until 2:00 pm

Description

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is meant to commemorate African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement today. Like the Juneteenth holiday, the Museum’s Juneteenth program is meant to commemorate African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement today.  Our goal is to partner with local African American community members and organizations to teach children that freedom brings opportunity, which can lead to success. We want kids to recognize that opportunity comes in many forms, including formal education, mentoring and hands-on experience. Our focus will be to tie the connection between freedom, opportunity and success to New Orleans culture. We will focus on the journeys and accomplishments of local musicians, Mardi Gras Indians, chefs, and other successful community members. We want to feature how each person became successful through different opportunities and how many are providing opportunities for local youth through mentoring programs. We want to encourage kids to be self-confident, set personal goals, recognize opportunities and work hard to achieve their goals. We also want children to recognize their strengths and to be proud of who they are.

Cost

$8.00 general admission

Location

View map Louisiana Children's Museum
420 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA

Additional Information

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