MBLB Celebrates Juneteenth

On Monday, June 18, attorneys and staff at Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett gathered in the firm’s kitchen to enjoy a lunch in celebration of Juneteenth since our office was closed on the actual holiday, June 19. The lunch was catered by Neyow’s Creole Cafe, a popular African American-owned restaurant in New Orleans.

Juneteenth is singularly one of the most pivotal holidays in African American culture; however, it has largely remained unknown until recently.

Even though the Emancipation Proclamation came into effect in 1863, enslaved Black people in Texas were not freed until June 19, 1865. This is how we came to have the day “Juneteenth,” as it represents the actual date, June nineteenth.

To learn more about the history behind this holiday, read our Affinity newsletter:

“JUNETEENTH: A Continuing Story of Perseverance >

Juneteenth luncheon

 

Juneteenth luncheon