Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Emancipation Ball remembered

On August 1, 1887, La Crosse residents celebrated the liberation of enslaved people in Haiti, then the United States, with an "Emancipation Ball." 

This year, the Enduring Families Project, B.L.A.C.K., Black Student Leaders, and Hope Restores are recognizing the history of this occasion by bringing back the August Ball, which will be held on Saturday, August 6th. at 6 p.m. at the UWL Student Union.

"This formal affair will feature our first Juneteenth Court... a group of young people who will be presented to society in the frame of our first Cotillion/Beautillion."

Please help restore and update this important area event by attending (purchase tickets here) or donating

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