LIST: Juneteenth celebrations planned in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Starting Friday, Jacksonville plans to celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday marking the end of slavery, with demonstrations and celebrations against racism and police brutality. Juneteenth was first celebrated in Texas in 1865 and has since spread across the United States and worldwide. Beatrice Palmer (BeBe Deluxe), one of the event coordinators for Fridays Duval County Queer Pride Presents: Juneteenth celebration, said the event is an all-black drag celebration. Event: Duval County Queer Pride Presents: Juneteenth. Event: This three-day event is in celebration of Juneteenth in Jacksonville & American Beach.