Thousands Celebrate Freedom With June 19 Faith Concert at Daily’s Place

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JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – Thousands of people gathered at the Daily’s Place on Saturday for the June 19 celebration in Jacksonville.

The faith-based concert and exhibit was sponsored by One Place Ministries, Inc. and Councilman Reggie Gaffney.

The free event was open to the entire Jacksonville community. (WJXT)

The free event was open to the entire Jacksonville community and featured vendors and live performances from national gospel artists and local talent.

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Organizers said the goal of the celebration was to “create a unified environment that will recognize and raise awareness of this monumental event in African American history, both culturally and spiritually.”

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President Joe Biden signed a bill last year to make June 19, or June 19, a federal holiday, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

Jacksonville’s Juneteenth Celebration featured vendors and live performances by national gospel artists and local talent. (WJXT)

June 19, 2022 marks 157 years since slaves in Galveston, Texas were officially told they were free – more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

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