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Join Orange County for this year’s Juneteenth Celebration at the Orange County Multicultural Center

This year's event highlights the progression of African Americans through song, dance, education, business development, and mental health and wellness.

Join Orange County for this year’s Juneteenth Celebration on June 19

Join Orange County for this year’s Juneteenth Celebration! The event, hosted by the Orange County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Initiative committee, celebrates the “Progression From Then to Now Through Song & Dance.”


Moderated by Crystal Moyer, anchor for WKMG News 6, this year’s program will focus on the progression of African Americans through song, dance, education, business development, and mental health and wellness.


The Juneteenth Celebration is Wednesday, June 19, at the Orange County Multicultural Center,  7149 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, from 6:30 to 8 pm



What is Juneteenth? — "The holiday's origin story begins in Galveston, Texas, which was the western-most area of the Union in 1865.


Join Orange County for this year’s Juneteenth Celebration on June 19

When enslaved people there were told of their emancipation on June 19, 1865, they had technically already been freed two-and-a-half years prior, when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. Slaveholders in Texas had kept the information to themselves, extending the period of violent exploitation of enslaved African Americans. The following year, in 1866, a celebration was had in Texas, the first Juneteenth observance to recognize freedom from slavery in the U.S."


Join Orange County for this year’s Juneteenth Celebration on June 19

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