The African American Cultural Society is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Youth Black History Program.
This year’s program will include a play centered around Juneteenth and what it might have felt for enslaved people to suddenly be told they are free, said Jeannette Wheeler, chairperson for the program’s committee.
Each year, the program follows a theme and features speakers, music and dancing, as well as a performance, Wheeler said, all in the goal of educating the community’s Black youths of their roots. The program’s main goal is to teach them to have pride in their heritage, she said.
“We are so proud to meet this milestone,” Wheeler said.
The celebration will be on Sunday, Feb. 19, at the AACS Cultural Center and Museum, at 4422 U.S. Highway 1 North in Palm Coast. The program will begin at 4 p.m.