Boca Raton Church Community Celebrates June 19

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SLAVERY ENDED IN 1865 IN THE PEARL OF BOCA RATON. NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS GATHER TO CELEBRATE JUNE TEN DURING THE HOLIDAYS. RJ JARVIS IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE EBENEZER MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH WHERE THE FESTIVITIES END FOR JADE DAY. HI TIFFANY. WELL, THIS IS THE THIRD YEAR THIS JUNE 19TH EVENT HAS BEEN IN THIS CHURCH RIGHT HERE BEHIND ME. IT’S ABOUT GATHERING PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, WITH ELDERS TEACHING CHILDREN ALL ABOUT THIS IMPORTANT DAY IN AMERICAN HISTORY. THERE WAS DRUM SINGING AND PLENTY OF FOOD TO GO TO ENEMIES OR THE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH IN BOCA RATON. WELL AS WE KNOW, JUNETEENTH IS SOMETHING THAT IS NEGLECTED. ENOUGH A LOT AND NOW THANK GOD WE HAVE STARTED TO GET A LITTLE MORE NOTORIETY AND GROW. THEY HAVE THE BIGGEST JUNE TEAM CELEBRATION AND IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO EDUCATE OUR YOUNG PROGRESSIVE BLACK MEN INCORPORATED A GROUP AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY STARTED THE EVENT IN 2012 THREE YEARS AGO. THEY INVOLVED THE CHURCH. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A YEAR LONG EVENT WE HAVE ALWAYS DONE JUST TO KEEP OUR CONNECTIONS AND ALSO UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE SOMETIMES PEOPLE WHO FEEL LEFT FROM THE COMMUNITY SINCE THE FIRST EVENT AT THE CHURCH THE ORGANIZERS SAY IT GROW FROM A SMALL GATHERING. I THINK IT’S GREAT. I WANT A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE FROM THE FACES COMMUNITY. I NOW KNOW ONE WITH TWO TO 300 PEOPLE FROM ALL DIFFERENT STORIES AND GENERATIONS. IT’S A COALITION. I WOULD SAY EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS TOGETHER BY TRAINING THEM TO TEACH EACH OTHER BECAUSE WE CAN LEARN SOMETHING FROM A LITTLE CHILD. THERE IS JUST TEACHING US. HOW TO GET TOGETHER AND REACH OUT NOW THE FAU AND DOUBLE ACP CHAPTER WAS TODAY TO TALK ABOUT JUNETEENTH’S STORY AND TO SUPPORT THE DAY’S EVENT. IT HAPPENED NON-STOP. EVERYBODY HAD A GOOD TIME LIV

Boca Raton Church Community Celebrates June 19

Residents of the Pearl City neighborhood of Boca Raton came together to celebrate on Monday, June 19. Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church invited the community to eat, have fun and take lessons on the holidays. were told of their freedom after the end of the civil war. “Well, as we know, Juneteenth is something that’s quite overlooked and now, thank goodness, it’s starting to get a bit more notoriety, getting bigger, we have more June 19th celebrations and it’s a opportunity to educate our young people,” said Reverend Ronald Brown, pastor of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. “Many of them have no idea what June 19 represents. have no idea of ​​the struggle we had to go through. It’s a way of not excluding anyone, but of including everyone in the struggle and the knowledge to let them know that we can move forward, we can together, we can share with each other in a good, healthy, and safe way,” Brown Progressive Black Men, Inc., a Florida Atlantic University group, launched the event in 2012. Three years ago , they involved the church. also unity in the community because sometimes the people in the community s feel left out,” said Jayden Gadson, president of Progressive Black Men, Inc. has grown from a small gathering to a gathering of 200-300 people from all backgrounds and generations. “I think it’s great, I mean there’s a lot of people here, people from the community, faces that I know,” said community member Angela. Mcdonalds. “In this neighborhood it’s because there’s so much history here and people know the history because their families were from that area and I just like to listen to them, share them, and the more I’m there, the more I know “The FAU NAACP Chapter was also present at the event to talk about the history of Juneteenth and to support the event.” This is a coalition, I would say, of all of us coming together to train them, to teach each other – because we can learn something from a little child. So it’s about us learning to hear each other and to reach out to each other,” said Minister Charles Cocklin, associate minister of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church A look at the world around us: WPBF 25 News Forecasting Our Future

Residents of the Pearl City neighborhood of Boca Raton came together to celebrate on Monday, June 19.

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church invited the community to eat, have fun and learn about the party.

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Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when enslaved black people in Texas were told of their freedom after the Civil War ended.

“Well as we know Juneteenth is something that’s pretty much overlooked and now thank goodness it’s starting to get a bit more notoriety, getting bigger, we have more Juneteenth celebrations and that’s an opportunity to educate our young people,” Reverend Ronald Brown, pastor of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, said.

“A lot of them have no idea what Juneteenth represents. A lot of them have no idea the struggle we had to go through. It’s a way of not excluding anyone, but of include everyone in the fight and knowledge to let them know that we can move forward, we can come together, we can share with each other in a good, healthy and safe way,” Brown said.

Progressive Black Men, Inc., a group at Florida Atlantic University, started the event in 2012. Three years ago they got the church involved.

“It’s an event that we’ve always done just to keep our connection and also the unity in the community because sometimes people in the community feel left out,” said Jayden Gadson, president of Progressive Black Men, Inc. .

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Since the first event at the church, organizers said it has grown from a small gathering to a gathering of 200 to 300 people from all walks of life and generations.

“I think it’s great, I mean there’s a lot of people here, people from the community, faces that I know,” said community member Angela McDonald. “In this neighborhood it’s because there’s so much history here and people know the history because their families were from that area and I just like to listen to them, share them, and the more I’m there, the more I know.”

The FAU NAACP Chapter was also present at the event to talk about the Juneteenth story and to support the event.

“It’s a coalition, I would say, of all of us coming together to train them, teach each other, because we can learn something from a little kid. So it’s about us learning to hear from each other and reach out to each other,” said Minister Charles Cocklin, associate minister of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church.

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