On June 19, 1865 Major General Gordon Granger with the Union Army, marched into Galveston, Texas declaring all slaves to be free. Although the event was more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation had become law, General Robert E. Lee had jut surrendered a few months prior. That more than likely warm day in June 1865 began a long tradition known as Juneteenth.
While four-year universities like Louisiana Tech and Grambling State watch funding to their colleges diminish, another campus in the parish managed to escape state budget cuts and continue providing training to those in need.
Louisiana Technical College’s campuses in Ruston and Farmerville managed to squeeze by in the mid-year budget reductions without losing a single dollar thanks to the fact they had no open vacancies.