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Eighth Annual Juneteenth Celebration: Knowing, Remembering, and Shifting the Narrative
June 17 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Crealde School of Art and Hannibal Square Heritage Center hosts the eighth annual “Juneteenth Celebration: Knowing, Remembering, and Shifting the Narrative” at the Winter Park Community Center. The event celebrates the ending of slavery on June 19, 1865, and connects to the concurrent bilingual exhibition “An Elegy to Rosewood” on view at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center. The Juneteenth Celebration addresses systemic racism, the impact of lost local black history, and living in underrepresented communities.
The celebration begins at 8 a.m. with a Father’s Day breakfast with local community organizations, followed by a welcome, invocation, and spoken word performance by Orlando Poet Laureate Shawn Welcome, a presentation of the history of Hannibal Square by Hannibal Square Heritage Center Chief Historian Fairolyn Livingston, and a panel discussion with a group of scholars and community experts. Following the program, the public is invited to enjoy refreshments and explore the exhibition and permanent collections of photographs, oral histories, and public art at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center.
The event takes place in the Winter Park Community Center conference room across from the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, and a reception at the Heritage Center will follow the presentation and panel discussions. Please check the website for updated details about additional programming prior to and after the event.
Funding for this program and exhibition are provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Crealde School of Art. 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. Support is also provided by the University Club of Winter Park, Bridging the Color Divide, Rollins College, Winter Park Library, Winter Park Parks and Recreation, and Hannibal Square Churches.
June 17 @ 8:00 am -
June 17 @ 2:00 pm