Miami, Florida – At the competition that took place at the Historic Hampton House, local teens are vying for a chance to be crowned Miss South Florida Juneteenth.
The Historic Hampton House was one of the few places that allowed black people to stay during the 1960s.
Sunday’s pageant aims to build self-confidence through empowerment and leadership and also educate about Juneteenth.
The holiday celebrates when the last remaining slaves were freed in Texas back in 1865.
The winner on the competition will represent South Florida in the national pageant.