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A. Philip Randolph Day Juneteenth Celebration
June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Crescent City Juneteenth Committee and Jethro First Baptist Church is holding its 11th Annual Juneteenth and A. Philip Randolph Celebration from June 16th to June 18th. On June 18th, as part of the festival, Dr. David Jamison will discuss the “Highway 17 North Heritage Trail Project” and the importance of creating and maintaining African American heritage sites and markers. This lecture is one of several events leading up to the installation of four information kiosks along the northern section of Highway 17 to create a historic corridor that explores the rich tradition of African American leaders and influencers from North Florida.
June 18th is the A. Philip Randolph Day Juneteenth Day Celebration, featuring Bishop Jonny Kelly. The keynote speaker is UNESCO’s Sherry Dupree, who will discuss the transatlantic slave trade. There will also be a Father’s Day celebration with Raymond Allen. There will be food and arts and crafts vendors. The event will be preceded by the Lil Ms. Juneteenth Pageant at Howe Memorial United Methodist on June 16th and the Parade of Pageants on June 17th.
Funding for the Highway 17 North Heritage Trail Project and related programming is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Jacksonville Historical Society. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
June 18 @ 2:00 pm -
June 18 @ 4:00 pm