Juneteenth Heritage & Cultural Preservation Association, Inc.

"None Are Free Until All Are Free"

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The Juneteenth Heritage & Cultural Preservation Assoc. aims to educate the public about the African American experience and to preserve the history of Juneteenth. We strive to foster relationships between the African American community and other communities for a more inclusive and equitable society. Our goal is to honor the culture, heritage, and legacy of those who have worked to bring our nation into existence.

Juneteenth Community Observance

Juneteenth Community Observance: A free celebration of freedom and community, honoring African American achievements and providing education and healing. Featuring a program, hair fashion show with Stylist Nedra Butler, Barber Ken Davis II, and performances by Crystal World of Dance, CEO, Crystal Brown-Davs. Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Donation: $10.00. Coleman-Bush Building, 1104 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Lakeland 33805. Call 863-271-3386, with questions.

JUNETEENTH POLK COUNTY Inaugural Film Festival

JUNETEENTH POLK COUNTY Inaugural Film Festival, Saturday, July 1st, 2023, 11 A.M. - 8 P. M. Q&A and Reception 7- 8:00 P.M. @ POLK STATE COLLEGE, Lakeland Campus Films and Times TBA Juneteenth marks the nation’s second Independence Day and should be a national pride as a significant milestone in American history. This year, we will help create the platform as the nation to come together to celebrate Juneteenth and host one of the largest Juneteenth Observance on Wall Street in New York and at the White House on June 19th. Juneteenth observance is a Reflection of America’s History. Contacts: Doris Moore Bailey - 863-816-6480 juneteenthlkld21@gmail.com George Lawrence -

"None Are Free Until All Are Free!"

Doris Moore Bailey

Region 6 Director: AL/FL/GA/NC/SC

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   Juneteenth Mission Statement -
“To bring all Americans together to celebrate our common bond of freedom through the recognition, observance, education and historic preservation of Juneteenth in America.”

The National Juneteenth Observance Foundation, Inc (NJOF) is a national foundation, including hundreds of local organizations., that have been instrumental in the passage of Juneteenth Independence Day legislation. In the fight for 30 continuous years, NJOF advances the right to Freedom through its initiatives including education, health, music, art, and technology creating opportunities for a better life for all. By focusing on these key building blocks the NJOF movement creates long-lasting community change. NJOF is recognized by the 400 Year Commission on African American History and the Library of Congress.

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Saturday, June 24, 2023, is the exclusive Juneteenth Corvette Car Show from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM at Lake Mirror Amphitheater, 121 Lake Avenue, Lakeland, FL  33801. There will be food, vendors, and raffles.  Pre-register is $20.00, and begins now through midnight Friday, June 23, 2023.  On site registration begins Saturday morning, June 24, 2023, at 8:30 A.M.  Fee is $25.00.

The car show is open to the public.

Juneteenth Corvette Car Show Registration Form​​​
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Minister John Mosley Sr. - LA

NEW ORLEANS — Minister John Mosley first learned of Juneteenth in 1990.

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John Thompson

John Thomson is the founder of Juneteenth America merged with all the Juneteenth Organizations, and elected Reverend Ronld V. Myers, MD, as NJOF President.

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Reverend Ronald V. Myers Sr., NJOF first elected president.

Served as NJOF president until he transitioned in 2018. Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D. (born February 29, 1956 – September 7, 2018) was an American physician, Baptist minister, musician, and civil rights activist. He was the founder and chairman of several organizations active in the modern movement to promote the holiday Juneteenth. He worked in the field of medicine, providing care to poor rural residents of the American South. He also performed as a jazz musician. Personal life and education Myers was born in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest of two sons, to Marion Mack Myers and Neoma R. Myers. The Myers family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin when his parents became employed as teachers in the Milwaukee Public Schools. He attended Rufus King High School in Milwaukee. He was a soloist in the high school jazz ensemble on trumpet and piano. Myers attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he majored in African American Studies and was a member of the Experimental Improvisational Black Music Ensemble, under the mentorship of trombonist and professor Jimmy Cheatham. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1985 and completed his residency in Family Medicine at LSU Medical Center's Washington St. Tammany Parish Charity Hospital in Bogalusa, Louisiana in 1988. He took part-time courses at Reformed Theological Seminary at Mississippi Valley State University in 1989 and 1990.

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Ben Haith

The Juneteenth flag was designed by activist Ben Haith in 1997. Why is the Juneteenth flag curved? The flag’s colors — red, white and blue — were deliberately chosen by Haith to demonstrate that even throughout enslavement, African Americans were always American. Today, many continue use the symbolic Pan African colors: Red, Black, and Green. Some add Gold too.

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Brenda Ward

Alabama State Director

Bob Johnson

Georgia State Director

Phyllis Coley

North Carolina State Director

Dr. Elizabeth Castle

South Carolina State Director

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TAACCPC & Juneteenth’s African American Emphasis Month (aka Black History Month) Gala Honoring CEO Emeritus Gaye Williams

On behalf of The African American Chamber of Commerce Polk County and Juneteenth Committee, I solicit your support as we approach TAACCPC’s 4th year, and I invite you to partner with us as we host our first annual African American Emphasis Month Gala, honoring CEO Emeritus Mrs. W. Gaye Williams, Central Florida Health Care, who was Central Florida Health Care, Inc.’s third CEO from 1993-2013, and their first African American to serve in that leadership role. During her tenure, Mrs. W. Gaye Williams grew the organization and expanded healthcare centers in Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Counties. She is also an independent healthcare consultant.

  • Date: 2/11/2023 06:00 PM - 2/11/2023 09:00 PM
  • Location: the Winter Haven Garden Center, 715 3 Rd Street NW, Winter Haven, Florida 33881 (Map)

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Dr. Myers explains the significance of MAAFFA...

Maafa is a Kiswahili for term meaning "Great Disaster. It has come to be associated with the era of the European and Arab slave trade. The resulting effect on African people: over 100 million people lost their lives and their descendants have been systematically and continuously assaulted through institutionalized anti-Africanism.

Ubuntu is the opposite of Maafa and was the dominant paradigm in Africa leading up to it.
Examples of the Maafa include Jim Crow segregation, lynching, apartheid, colonialism, neo-colonialism, lynching, forced sterilizations, slavery, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome and Stockholm syndrome.
  •  6/29/2023 06:00 PM - 7/1/2023 10:00 PM
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  •  6/17/2023 10:00 PM
  •   1104 Martin L King Junior Avenue, Lakeland, FL, USA

Call for details and vendor application at 863-816-6480.

  •  6/15/2023 02:00 PM
  •   1104 Martin L King Junior Avenue, Lakeland, FL, USA

Juneteenth Region 6 Zoom Meeting at 7:30 P.M. E.T, 6:30 P.M. C.T. "All Thing Juneteenth" - None Are Free Until All Are Free. Juneteenth 2022 Theme: Honoring The Founding Father The USCT. " Ya''ll FREE!" Alabama/Florida/Georgia/North Carolina/South Carolina

End! Pre-Juneteenth Event @ Coleman-Bush Building - Lakeland - 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
African Americans National Anthem!

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Judging categories may include mustaches, partial beards, full beards, and artistic. These categories are often further subdivided. For example, the North American Competitive Beard and Moustache Alliance create the following differentiation:

  • Natural - No styling aids allowed

  • Imperial - Small, bushy mustaches with the tips curving upward

  • Hungarian / Wild West - Large and bushy

  • Dali - Slender mustaches with the tips curved upwards, though not over the eyebrows

  • English - Another slender style, with the tips only slightly raised

  • Free - Don’t fit in the above categories
Prizes Give Aways ...    Entry Fee: $10      --- Call Bryson at 863-816-6480.

The Power of Freedom

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Saturday, June 24, 2023, is the exclusive Juneteenth Corvette Car Show from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM at Lake Mirror Amphitheater, 121 Lake Avenue, Lakeland, FL  33801. Early Registration before midnight, Friday, June 23, 2023, is $20.00. Registration begins 8:30 AM, Saturday, June 24, 2023, fee is $25.00.

There will be food, vendors, and raffles. The car show is open to the

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