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Board member Herb Wesson partners with Leimert Park Rising for the upcoming June 16 festival

(courtesy of Herb Wesson’s office)

Are you ready for the biggest event of the summer?

The 10th Soviet District, in collaboration with Leimert Park Rising, will sponsor this year’s celebration on Saturday, June 18, in Leimert Park Village to celebrate the holiday.

“June is a time to reflect, celebrate and honor our ancestors. This is not just a day of celebration for black history and culture; but a day of remembrance for the freedom of blacks, “said Herb Wesson. “As a member of the council of the 10th district, where Leimert Park is located, I am proud to support this year’s festival.

Due to the growing interest in the newly appointed federal holiday and the growing number of visitors to the cultural center, which is Leimert Park Village, this year’s festival will be held in a much larger footprint – stretching from Leimert Blvd. to Degnan Blvd. and Crenshaw. As a leading sponsor of this year’s music celebrations, Amazon Music will include a number of artists on the main stage, located on Leimert Blvd. The long-awaited festival will start from 12 to 21 hours and will be free for the public. Participants will also be able to enjoy black art, food, children’s activities, live music and more, as well as support local black businesses.

Juneteenth pays tribute to the journey of freedom and celebrates the contribution, ingenuity and sacrifice of blacks in this country. In what began in Galveston, Texas, in 1865, when Union Army General Gordon Granger issued a proclamation ordering the freedom of more than 250,000 enslaved black people in Texas, it was declared an official federal holiday in 2021. as a result of the protest against the murder of George Floyd. Rich in black history and considered a longtime epicenter of Afro-centric culture and commerce, Leimert Park is the premier celebration of the Junteenth in Los Angeles.

For more information about the festival, please visit: www.leimertparkjuneteenth.com

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