When the 100 Black Men of America come to town, community outreach is always on the agenda.
The organization, one of the most prominent and influential African American groups in the country, returns to Greater Fort Lauderdale June 14-17 for its 2018 Annual Conference at The Diplomat Beach Resort. While here, members will participate in the Juneteenth Celebration Saturday, June 16, in Fort Lauderdale’s Historic Sistrunk community as their Community Empowerment Project this year.
Juneteenth is an annual holiday, particularly in the South, which commemorates the emancipation of the last enslaved Africans when Texas became the last state to abolish slavery on June 19, 1865. Celebrations in Broward County are held around that date at schools and libraries. Other community events will also be staged through June 21 in Hollywood and at the Old Dillard Museum in Fort Lauderdale.
Continuing the commitment to community outreach during their conferences, attendees will join the celebration at the Samuel Delevoe Park on Sistrunk Boulevard which will feature free health screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations, reading and robotics activities, and cultural performances. Members will also be among the noted speakers offering insights into civic engagement and voter registration education during presentations African American Research Library and Cultural Center adjacent to the park.
The 100 Black Men of America is one of several high-profile groups that have chosen Greater Fort Lauderdale for their meetings this summer. Others include more than 5,000 members of law enforcement who will be in town at the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Annual Training Conference, July 28-August 1, the United Negro College Fund July 23-25, and the Shriners group AEAONMS, Inc. Desert Conference.