Art has also played a part in preserving the history of Juneteenth.
Juneteenth celebrates freedom with food and family
Juneteenth celebrations are known to host cooking contests and music events that includes food concessions.
Juneteenth began in Texas as a joyous celebration of hope and a new beginning of freedom from slavery for thousands of African-Americans. The June 19th observance, one of the largest and most popular Emancipation holidays, is marked by events, parades, barbecues and family gatherings.
The Spirit of Juneteenth is alive and well in Tampa, Florida
FOOD and FAMILY
ARTS & CULTURE
Juneteenth encourages civic engagement and a platform to discuss and promote safe and healthy communities.
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