The Remembrance Project at Freedom Fest

Next date: Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 03:00 PM to 09:00 PM


As part of Freedom Fest's telling the story of Black history in America, this event is will tell truth about our county's history of racial terrorism in the Jim Crow era, when Florida had the highest number of lynchings per capita, and Alachua County was one of the highest. Speakers will talk about our history, and the research, begun by the late Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn to uncover that history. The Alachua County victims of racial terror will be honored with speakers and with the song "Hell You Talm Bout" by Janelle Monae. All will be invited to tour the exhibit about this history in the lobby of the County Commission building. This is sponsored by the Alachua County Community Remembrance Project (ACCRP), a coalition of groups through out Alachua county working for truth and reconciliation. They work in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative from Montgomery, AL to educate ourselves and our community about the truth, and the legacy that this era of racial terror left, seen in the current racial disparities we struggle with.

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 15, 2024 | 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM


Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL, 32601, View Map

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