Juneteenth 2023 features new parade, other great events

May 19, 2023

Published by eruiz

From Macon Black Culture Inc – The First Annual Juneteenth Parade for Macon-Bibb County is set to debut this year on the national freedom holiday Juneteenth, in downtown Macon, Monday June 19th at 11 am.  Recently it was officially adopted onto the calendar of Macon-Bibb County’s Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr. Commission. The Macon-Bibb County Juneteenth Parade aims to foster celebration, commemoration, and education of Juneteenth, black freedom in Macon, unity and a greater appreciation of the historical struggle. 

Local community improvement organizations Barbers on Duty, Inc., Kwanzaa Cultural Access Center, Inc., Macon Black Culture, Inc. and Torchlight Academy, Inc. have bonded in unity to annually present it.  Georgia Juneteenth Week 2023 and the 31st Annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival in Macon will span from June 9th through 19th   with many excellent events and edifying opportunities.  It will also include Macon Black Culture’s new Emancipation Celebration. 

Established and sustained by KCAC and Torchlight, Macon’s multi-decade endeavor continues to grow in collaboration with diverse partnerships, new and younger segments of the local community, bearing great potential for increasing the enriching impact of life quality enhancement for residents, families, tourist visitors. 

The Macon-Bibb County Juneteenth Parade is seeking the participation of a wide variety of community groups, and particularly black businesses, clubs, civic and alumni organizations, marching bands, fraternities, sororities, youth organizations and others.  To register and participate in the parade, contact Nadiyah Harris 478-216-6793.  A list of 2023 Georgia Juneteenth Week events and instructions for participation will be posted on the social media pages Macon Black Culture.com, Kwanzaa Cultural Access Center, Inc.  Facebook, and on the JuneteenthMacon.com website. 

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