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June 16, 2018
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
2400 Charleston Street
Hollywood, FL 33020
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“South Broward Juneteenth Festival: Highlighting a Forgotten Holiday”

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Juneteenth is an historic celebration among African Americans that honors the announcement of the end of Slavery. On June 19th, 1865 news finally reached Galveston, Texas that African Americans were no longer tied to enslavement which was made official through the emancipation proclamation that was passed more than two years prior on January 1, 1863. Although the news reached people at different times in the South, folks came to a collective decision to recognize June 19th as a national holiday. This local event will kick off with a lively parade being led by Junkanoo Dancers and Stilt walkers which highlight the lively culture of the area. After the parade there will gospel performances, artists, motivational speakers & a bounce house for the children.The goal of this event is to create historical awareness of this historic holiday, create a space space for youth, connect organizations with the community & to provide small business owners a great opportunity to market themselves.