Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys has partnered with Louisiana State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle to support Baton Rouge’s annual Juneteenth Celebration at the BREC Gus Young Park on Saturday, June 18, from noon to 4 p.m.
Did you know that this marks the first year that Juneteenth will be recognized as a Louisiana state holiday? Juneteenth commemorates the historical significance of June 19, 1865, when enslaved African Americans in Texas learned that they were free. This historical event took place more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and therefore marks an important milestone in American history.
Gordon McKernan and Rep. Marcelle have been good friends for years. A few years ago, Rep. Marcelle asked McKernan if his firm would sponsor the Juneteenth Celebration. McKernan has supported the event as a sponsor ever since.
McKernan and Rep. Marcelle joined local radio personality LaTangela last week for an interview discussing their partnership and the Juneteenth Celebration.
Our law firm remains hopeful that its patronage of the historical celebration may help to support, celebrate, and unify the community.
The event is free and open to the public and will include free food, games, speakers, giveaways, and music. American blues musician Kenny Neal, a recurring headliner for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, will perform at the event.