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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?”

Raymond Simpson

Raymond Simpson is a California native, a longtime Coral Springs resident, and the Editor at TSFD. He lives with his family in Coral Springs, where you can find him on weekends running – literally running – with his two golden retrievers.

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