The City of Daytona Beach honors Mrs. Linda MaGee and the Juneteenth Committee for their outstanding commitment to the Juneteenth celebration.
Photo By: Duane C. Fernandez Sr. / Hardnotts Photography LLC.
The Annual Juneteenth Family Festival - Saturday, June 18 at
Cypress Street Park and Midtown Cultural and Educational Center
Daytona Beach, FL., May 7, 2022… The 24 annual Juneteenth Family Festival will
take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18. 2022 at Cypress Street Park and
the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 George Engram Blvd., in Daytona
The free event will feature the Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels. The
exhibit includes more than 500 artifacts which document African American life dating
back to the 1800’s. This event will also include African dancers, live musical
entertainment; over 100 vendors including food vendors featuring fresh seafood,
sandwiches, barbecue, fried Oreos, and frozen treats; merchandise including art and
clothing vendors; children’s games and large inflatables; a 25-foot rock climbing wall;
choo choo train; pony rides; a stilt walker; and a fashion show featuring several designers. Community health service agencies will provide free health testing and information. The Big Red Bus will be on site for blood donations. A pound cake contest will take place at 2:00 p.m.
The festival will take place exactly one year after President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., consecrated Juneteenth as our newest national holiday. Juneteenth, as it is celebrated today, observes the freedom of African Americans while encouraging self-development and respect for all cultures.
“Juneteenth is a day of profound weight and power,” said President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. “It is a day that also reminds us of our incredible capacity to heal, hope and emerge from our darkest moments with purpose and resolve. On Juneteenth, we recommit ourselves to the work of equity, equality, and justice." We celebrate the centuries of "struggle, courage, and hope that have brought us to this time "of progress and possibility. "That work has been led throughout our history by abolitionists and educators, civil "rights advocates and lawyers, courageous activists and "trade unionists, public officials, and everyday Americans who have helped make real the ideals of our founding documents for all. Juneteenth not only commemorates the past." It calls us to action today, said Biden.”
For information, visit www.juneteenthdaytona.com.
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