Flags of the African Diaspora

African Diaspora is the term commonly used to describe the mass dispersion of peoples from Africa during the Transatlantic Slave Trades, from the 1500s to the 1800s. This Diaspora took millions of people from Western and Central Africa to different regions throughout the Americas and the Caribbean.

The Juneteenth Festival recognizes that shared history with a parade of the Flags of the Diaspora, displaying some 75 flags representing the origins and destinations of enslaved Africans.

 

 

 

 

The Diaspora Flags are displayed throughout the Festival on Seasongood stage.