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Join the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library in honoring Florida Emancipation Day, May 20th. This day marks the anniversary of when the emancipation was proclaimed in Tallahassee on May 20, 1865.

On September 29, 2020, Leon County Government became the first county in Florida to officially recognize Florida's Emancipation Day as a County holiday through a unanimous vote of the Leon County Board of Commissioners.

 


 

LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library would like to invite you to participate in our community's recognition of Florida’s May 20th Emancipation Day. This day marks the anniversary of when the emancipation was proclaimed in Tallahassee on May 20, 1865. We are seeking poets to speak about freedom and invite you to create a video of you reading your original poetry on this topic.

Approved videos will be posted on our library's Instagram @leoncountylibrary
 

Submission Guidelines: 

  • For ages 18 and up
  • Deadline is May 1st 
  • Videos should be no longer than 2-minutes  
  • Vertical or square video preferred 
  • Please upload file as .mp4 or .mov format
  • Submissions should be 30MB or smaller. 
  • Poetry must be the original work of the person submitting. 
  • Submissions cannot contain profanity, references to gang activity, or references to alcohol or tobacco use. 

Please note that these submissions will be made public; by submitting your video you consent to having your work displayed on the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library’s social media outlets, the library’s website, and potentially used for promotional efforts. 

Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be used. 

 

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