Honoring Hometown Heroes, celebrating Juneteenth

Ima Jackson performs “I See the Truth Standing on the Back of Ancestors’’ at the Juneteenth celebration held June 12 at the Midtown Education and Cultural Center.


Recognized during the Juneteenth Banquet were 28 Hometown Heroes. Circuit Judge Hubert Grimes, who co-hosted the event with Donna Tucker, is shown above with former Daytona Beach City Commissioner Steven Miller, who also was one of the first to introduce Daytonans to celebrating Juneteenth. A festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Cypress Street Park. A youth empowerment summit also is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.




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