Juneteenth Film Festival


A critically acclaimed documentary about a highly innovative eastside teacher anchors the Journey to Juneteenth Film Festival at 6 p.m. on June 8 at the A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center.

Event Schedule

Opening Reception & Meet the Artists
A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center
5-6 p.m.
Juneteenth Film Festival

A. Quinn Jones Center School Auditorium

  • 6 p.m.: "One More Time"
  • 6:15 p.m.: "A Time To Heal"
  • 6:30 p.m.: "Class of Her Own, The Story of Gloria Merriex" documentary screening

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Boaz Dvir, “Class of Her Own” tells the story of Duval Elementary teacher Gloria Jean Merriex’s transformation into a trailblazer who rewrote the curriculum to meet her students where they were and used hip hop, dance, and call-and-response to teach reading and math. 

The City of Gainesville’s month-long “Journey to Juneteenth” celebration, from Florida Emancipation Day (May 20) through the widely-recognized Juneteenth holiday (June 19), honors the long and turbulent journey to freedom, while staying true to our history of Florida Emancipation on May 20.


  • Saturday, June 08, 2024 | 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM


Presented with Alachua County Public Schools at A Quinn Jones Center School, 1108 NW Seventh Ave., 32601, View Map

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