On Saturday, Bridgeport’s Seaside Park will host the 29th annual Fairfield County Juneteenth Parade and Harambee Festival. But in many ways, this celebration feels like it is entering a new era, according to Wayne Winston, one of the festival’s organizers.
“We’ve been doing this for going on 29 years now, but Juneteenth has historically been celebrated across the country,” said Winston, a Trumbull resident. “But the holiday has grown a lot more in the past few years because of the rise in racist ideology. Just like a lot of folks are just now finding out about Tulsa, there are people now just finding out about Juneteenth.”