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Man celebrates where Mouton statue was

How Lafayette commemorates Juneteenth

Organizers say the spirit of Juneteenth is one of unity, an opportunity for all to commemorate a milestone in the struggle for freedom and equality, take stock of enduring injustices and celebrate the contributions of the Black community.

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Fred Prejean with a crane removing a statue in the background

Lafayette civil rights leader Fred Prejean has died

An advocate for Lafayette’s Black community from a young age, Prejean was instrumental in summoning public pressure to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Alfred Mouton from its perch in Downtown Lafayette in 2021. Prejean was 75.

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