Coming Up: The 1865 Legends Ball

the 1865 Legends Ball

The Dothan Civic Center will transform into a haven of cultural celebration and elegance as it hosts the 1865 Legends Ball on May 24. This affair will be a night like no other, paying homage to the rich heritage of the Gullah Geechee people.

About the 1865 Legends Ball

There is still time to get tickets for the Tri-State Expo Juneteenth Affairs premier fundraising event, the 1865 Legends Ball. Thanks to the annual event, funds are raised to assist with quality programming, bringing historical artifacts, guest speakers, scholarships and more to the area. 

In addition to supporting local programs hosted by the nonprofit organization, proceeds from the ball will also be used for the annual Juneteenth Celebration and Parade. This year’s theme for the ball, “Gullah Geechee,” explores the diverse culture of the Gullah Geechee people. 

Descendants of enslaved Africans who were brought to the coastal regions of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, they have preserved their unique culture and traditions for generations. Through their distinct language, music, food and art, they have created a vibrant and enduring legacy that continues to captivate and inspire.

A night of celebration

Guests attending the 1865 Legends Ball can expect an evening filled with elegance and cultural immersion.

The evening’s festivities will include good food, entertainment and fellowship. What’s more, as a black-tie event, the 1865 Legends Ball calls for attendees to dress in their most elegant and sophisticated attire. Whether you choose to don a gown or a tuxedo, this is the perfect occasion to showcase your style. Plus, you can pay homage to the grandeur of the Gullah Geechee culture through your interpretation of the culture.

Showcase your creative side as you make plans to embrace the theme with a unique hairstyle or bold fashion choice! 


On the evening of May 24, make your way to the Dothan Civic Center, located at 126 N. Saint Andrews St. downtown, for the 1865 Legends Ball. 


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