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Juneteenth June 19th 2024 The federal holiday celebrating the emancipation of those formerly enslaved in the United States


Juneteenth Celebration

MCC Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg 10, Digital Express

Thursday, June 15, 2023

9:00 a.m.      Yoga by Brit Jones
                          Wear comfortable clothes. Bring yoga mat if desired.
10:30 a.m.    Urban Gardening, Plants & Gardening Practices of the African Diaspora by Clarice Dombeck, Urban Development Coordinator

11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Food sales: Southern American Cuisine by Taste of Heaven Mobile Restaurant

 Noon             Vendors open Vendor list TBA

12:15 p.m.    LECTURE: The History of Emancipation Celebrations
                           Angela Bates, Founder & Executive Director, Nicodemus Historical Society
 1:30 p.m.      DOCUMENTARY & DISCUSSION: Juneteenth 1865-2022: The Pursuit of Economic Equality
                            discussion led by Justin Wayne, Nebraska State Senator

3:00 p.m.      LECTURE: Juneteenth, Freedom and Your Ancestors by Tony Burroughs, internationally renowned genealogist 

4:30 p.m.      DOCUMENTARY & DISCUSSION: Faith & Freedom, discussion leader Dr. Stan Rone, Senior Pastor, The Worship Center

6:30 p.m.      Linda Breakfield, Michelle Troxclair, Ed Archibald Quartet; Spoken Word artists: Jonny Knogood, Todd Hunter and Shukura Huggins

Free Juneteenth t-shirts to first 25 attendees at conclusion of documentaries and lectures.


For additional Juneteenth research:

Connect to the MCC YouTube page to view virtual recordings of International/Intercultural Education programming.


Questions? Contact: E-mail:

ACCOMMODATIONS: Audience members requiring accommodations due to a disability must contact International/Intercultural Education,, 531-622-2253 at least two weeks prior to the program.

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