20th annual Juneteenth Music Festival

Leslie D. Rose @DvilleNewsie

On June 4 and June 5, The City of Donaldsonville hosted its 20th annual Juneteenth Music Festival.

Juneteenth is the holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South.

This year's celebration was comprised of music, dancing, poetry and educational presentations. Vendors were also on-hand selling food, drinks, fashion items and jewelry

For a history of Juneteenth: