Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 222369
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File Number: 222369 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1068-22 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO EMANCIPATION DAY Introduced: 10/18/2022
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 11/1/2022
Agenda Date: 11/1/2022 Agenda Item Number: 11A12
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DECLARING AUGUST 1 OF 2023 AND EVERY SUBSEQUENT YEAR AS “TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO EMANCIPATION DAY” IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
Indexes: COMMEMORATIVE
Sponsors: Kionne L. McGhee, Prime Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 11/1/2022 11A12 Adopted P

Board of County Commissioners 10/31/2022 Per Ord 20-38, item placed by BCC Chair without committee review and not subject to 4-day rule

Office of the Chairperson 10/31/2022 Additions

County Attorney 10/26/2022 3:32:53 PM Referred Recreation and Culture Committee 11/9/2022

County Attorney 10/18/2022 Assigned Sophia Guzzo 10/24/2022

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DECLARING AUGUST 1 OF 2023 AND EVERY SUBSEQUENT YEAR AS �TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO EMANCIPATION DAY� IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

BODY
WHEREAS, Emancipation Day in Trinidad and Tobago celebrates the day enslaved Africans throughout the British Empire gained liberation from slavery in 1838; and
WHEREAS, Trinidad and Tobago was the first nation to declare a national holiday to commemorate the abolishment of African slavery; and
WHEREAS, since 1985, Trinidad and Tobago has celebrated Emancipation Day on August 1 as a public holiday filled with African cultural events and exhibitions, as well as processions of music, song, and dance; and
WHEREAS, the annual observance of Emancipation Day in Trinidad and Tobago recognizes both the struggle and sacrifice of enslaved Africans and the resiliency and accomplishments of their descendants, many of whom are leaders in their communities; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County is home to many Trinbagonian people whose enslaved ancestors gained freedom on August 1, 1838; and
WHEREAS, the Board seeks to commemorate the liberation of enslaved Africans in Trinidad and Tobago and to celebrate the culture and achievements of Trinbagonians annually,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board declares August 1 of 2023 and every subsequent year as �Trinidad and Tobago Emancipation Day� in Miami-Dade County.



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