Juneteenth recognized as a federal holiday
Miami Gardens, Florida – Saturday celebrations were held across South Florida, as Juneteenth now recognized as a federal holiday.
Various events were held commemorating the day when enslaved Blacks in Galveston, Texas were finally freed. From a bike ride in Miami Gardens to a parade in Deerfield Beach.
“It feels really good to know that I am finally being recognized on a federal level,” said volunteer Daria Laine.
Over 500 trees were given away to those living in underserved communities in Miami.
A street naming ceremony for Harry and Harriette Moore, who were killed in a house bombing back in 1951.
“This is a great moment,” said local reverend Ron Harper. “This is a great opportunity. This is a great time for us to shine on this day, but after this, where do we go from here?”