LONGVIEW (KYTX) - The City of Longview held its 21st Annual Juneteenth Black Rodeo tonight. The rodeo featured cowboys of color. The event featured bull riding, horse racing, and barrel racing. The celebration is to remember the struggle of African Americans throughout history and to remember the hardships of slavery.
Organizer Jarriett Edwards says it's important to keep that memory alive.
"It's important for the African American community to come together and participate in an event that continues the education on the struggle of life." - Jarriett Edwards
Proceeds of the event will be used for scholarships.