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Sunday, March 07, 2021

Today, we observe and celebrate Juneteenth. Juneteenth represents an end to slavery in the U.S.—two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. While Juneteenth is recognized as a holiday in Florida, it’s not a federally recognized holiday. ⁣ The Alligator encourages all of its readers and followers to educate themselves on the holiday and the history of slavery in the U.S. ⁣

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Three years after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., UF students and Gainesville residents gather at the Plaza of the Americas to remember and honor victims on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.

GAINESVILLE REMEMBERS PARKLAND SHOOTING VICTIMS

Three years after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., UF students and Gainesville residents gather at the Plaza of the Americas to remember and honor victims on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021.


THE CORNER OF SUPPORT - For panhandlers like Mike and Sheldon, their days of standing on Gainesville’s medians may be coming to an end. City officials concerned about pedestrian safety have proposed rules banning people from standing that close to traffic while soliciting donations. Mike and Sheldon share the intersection at SW 13th Street and SW 16th Avenue to make ends meet. Despite the hard times, they count on each other for friendship and support. Photos by Kasamba Kokayi, 21, a former UF journalism major who graduated in December 2020.

The Corner of Support

THE CORNER OF SUPPORT - For panhandlers like Mike and Sheldon, their days of standing on Gainesville’s medians may be coming to an end. City officials concerned about pedestrian safety have proposed rules banning people from standing that close to traffic while soliciting donations. Mike and Sheldon share the intersection at SW 13th Street and SW 16th Avenue to make ends meet. Despite the hard times, they count on each other for friendship and support. Photos by Kasamba Kokayi, 21, a former UF journalism major who graduated in December 2020.


A collection of photos from the beginning of Spring 2021 to today

SPRING 2021

A collection of photos from the beginning of Spring 2021 to today


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