The Lufkin community celebrated the upcoming Juneteenth holiday Saturday with a morning parade down Keltys Street that paid homage to an important part of American history. It began and ended at the Brandon Community Center, where the celebration continued after.

“This has been an event that has been occurring for around 30 years or so. We are continuing the legacy of Juneteenth, making sure that history is never forgotten,” said Joe Douglas, program chair of the Lufkin Juneteenth Association. “Here in Lufkin, we’ve had founding fathers who made sure the legacy never quits and that the young people will learn from what was done in the past and how we have improved and moved forward.”

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