Juneteenth celebratiom

Saturday, June 18 · 10:00am - 5:00pm


Location Apollo Park Library 1580 NW 3rd Ave Pompano Beach, Fl.

Created By Felicia Fefe Moore

More Info The Juneteenth celebration is a reminder of the end of slavery in the United States. The freeing of slaves started with Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862. However it was not until June 19, 1895 that the last of the slaves in Texas were freed.

Our Celebration of this historic moment is one of the Friends major projects. "The Blues & Sweet Potato Pie Festival" takes place each June and features lot...s of exciting, yet educational attractions. This year’s feature will be Joey Gilmore, a community favorite blues artist, motivational speaker Carolyn Harvey, and a host of exciting entertainment from local churches displaying their choir and/or dance team. There will be lots of fun and games dating back to the 1800s including wheel barrel race, three legged race, walking on cans, juggling, apple on a string, hay rides, to name a few. Participants are asked to wear 1864-1900 period attire. This collaborative effort of community volunteers, businesses, agencies, and Friends help to make it a success. We are a 501c3, not-for-profit organization that supports the programs of the library, while also promoting cooperation and communication between the library and its community.