Juneteenth is just around the corner. With celebrations starting in 1865, the holiday is the oldest nationally marked commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. June 19th, (known as Juneteenth) is the day that General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, with some 1,800 officers and freed an estimated 250,000 slaves who hadn’t received the news of the war ending or their new freedom. The proclamation had been in effect for more than two years, but states under confederate control had not complied.
Now, most states in the nation hold Juneteenth celebrations.
Each year, Simone at La Patisserie Chouquette hosts a sweet celebration to mark the holiday. She offers her favorite recipes from her New Orleans childhood and her grandmother’s kitchen. Simone specializes in French pastries, couture wedding cakes, and other goods.
We are so excited to join her for our first pop-up of the year!
When: June 19 at 9 a.m. to June 22 at 5 p.m.
Where: La Patisserie Choquette, 1626 Tower Grove Ave., St. Louis
Bonus: A portion of sales both online and from the pop-up will be donated to ArchCity Defenders, a legal advocacy organization that combats the criminalization of poverty and state violence, especially in communities of color, and Black Lives Matter.
When the Coronavirus pandemic began, Expedition Subsahara froze the education fund to support charities in Subsaharan Africa helping with Coronavirus relief. Following the Juneteenth pop-up, we will reinstate the education fund to support the building of a STEAM school in Senegal. Read more about the fund here.
Join us in person and online! We can’t wait to see you!