Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is an American holiday celebrated annually on June 19. It commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union general Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free. It became a celebration and festival in the streets for freedom that has been adopted by many southern states as the "Independence Day" for African Americans.
Here is a list of events happening in Orlando celebrating Juneteenth 2020:
Juneteenth Freedom Day March starts at Lake Eola Park at 3 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., attendees will march through Downtown Orlando to Parramore for a gathering with speakers, performances and voter registration. Get more info here!
Juneteenth Scavenger Hunt @blackfridayorlando is taking over the city! Join us for a day of celebrating Black Excellence through exploring all of the Black Owned Businesses our city has to offer! Scavenger Hunt + City Skip Day = Black Friday Orlando! Register for the scavenger hunt here!
Juneteenth Protest Coalition is sponsoring our 1st Annual Protest and March. We will assemble at the Orlando Police Department at 10am. We have a LIST OF DEMANDS we will present at the protest and we have created a non-profit civil rights organization, strictly advocating for BLACK AFRICAN AMERICAN CITIZENS in the 🍊 Orange County District. Get more info here!
Help us celebrate Juneteenth peacefully. We will have our Caribbean brothers and sisters join us as we protest, march, in an atmosphere of Caribbean music, culture and unity! We will assemble at the courthouse and march to Lake Eola to partner with another march. Juneteenth Caribbean Freedom March! Freedom March Help us celebrate Juneteenth peacefully. We will have our Caribbean brothers and sisters join us as we protest, march, in an atmosphere of Caribbean music, culture and unity! We will assemble at the courthouse and march to Lake Eola to partner with another march. Click here for more info!
This Juneteenth please join Rally for Justice at Bill Breeze Park featuring myself and a number of local luminaries and elected officials. This will be an event for the whole family to show solidarity with the social justice movement sweeping our state and our nation! Click here for more information!