Shreveport kicks off Juneteenth events

Chamber meeting and awards ceremony celebrates black businesses
Published: Jun. 15, 2023 at 11:11 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — The City of Shreveport kicked off public events for its Juneteenth celebration Thursday.

KSLA made stops at two of the events, including the Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting and awards ceremony and Versified by Poetic X.

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“Each year, we have an annual meeting to celebrate all of the black businesses in the Shreveport-Bossier area that have succeeded and have really progressed well,” chamber spokesman Billy Anderson Jr. said.

The theme this year is the “power of collaboration,” he said.

“I love being able to celebrate black businesses here in Shreveport-Bossier,” Anderson said. “It’s not often our businesses get a chance to actually get dressed up and celebrate themselves and enjoy what they’re doing and being around other business owners.”

There are events up until Monday, June 19, for Shreveport’s Juneteenth celebration.

Additionally, several other cities and towns in the Ark-La-Tex will be hosting Juneteenth events. Visit our Juneteenth page to see what is coming up!

Learn more about Juneteenth by watching this special with Domonique Benn>>>

KSLA Juneteenth special with Domonique Benn
KSLA Juneteenth special with Domonique Benn

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