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  • The Leon County community celebrated the 157th anniversary of the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation on the steps of the Knott House.

  • The Emancipation Celebration will return to Jacksonville this year, city leaders announced.

  • Tallahassee and Leon County residents came together for several events on Friday in honor of Emancipation Day.

  • A series of celebrations leads up to the May 20 reading of General Edward Cook’s 1865 proclamation from the Knott House.

  • The City of Tallahassee recognizes May 20 as Emancipation Day.

  • One of the sponsors of the City of Gainesville's Journey to Juneteenth, kicks off the celebration today with a fish fry.

  • A museum in DeLand is holding an Emancipation Day celebration starting Friday in an attempt to teach Florida kids the African American history they might not be learning in school.

  • Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, will be celebrated in various ways in Gainesville throughout the next month.

  • Councilwoman Ju’Coby Pittman, James Weldon Johnson Park and the City of Jacksonville are hosting the 2nd annual Jacksonville Emancipation Celebration Day following last year’s successful event.

  • Juneteenth is a federal holiday, with June 19 commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people throughout the United States.

  • The release date for Will Smith's upcoming project with Apple has reportedly been delayed by the streaming service.

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