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Leon County recognizes 60th Anniversary of the Tallahassee Lunch Counter Sit-Ins

Posted at 5:48 PM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 17:48:17-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — People from all over Tallahassee are fighting together for racial equality in our city.

A press conference Wednesday morning hosted by Leon County and The Village Square recognized the 60th Anniversary of the Tallahassee Lunch Counter Sit-Ins.

To promote racial equality in our community, speakers announced the upcoming Created Equal Event set to take place next month.

The Chairman for Leon County Board of County Commissioners is pushing for racial equality in the community and hopes the event will help promote it.

"We all come at the world from a different set on angles and we are created equal. The only difference is the way we are raised and the experiences we have," said Bryan Desloge, the chairman of the Leon County Board of County Commissioners. "The idea is let's have a frank discussion about race."

The created equal event will take place February 13 starting at 6 p.m. at the Moon in Tallahassee.