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Juneteenth Arts and Cultural Festival 2013 – Cocoa, Florida [June 15, 2013]

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States

From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.

Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long over due. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. Sensitized to the conditions and experiences of others, only then can we make significant and lasting improvements in our society.
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900 Block of Stone & Barbara Jenkins Street
Cocoa, Florida

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3 comments

  1. June 26, 2013 at 5:46 pm JoyDennisMusic.com

    Had an amazing time at this festival! Pics coming soon!

  2. May 22, 2013 at 1:51 am Loveisme Love

    I’m just wanna say that your music is amazing

    • May 22, 2013 at 3:27 am JoyDennisMusic.com

      oxoxoxox.. Thanks for the love! Stay tuned, some new stuff is in the works..

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