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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

Monday, June 17, 2024


7:30 a.m. Freedom Walk
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes
Led by: Celeste Butler 
Meet in front of Bldg. 10

9:00 a.m. Documentary & Discussion:
Pursuit of Economic Equality
Led by: Dr. Marla Ashe, Dean of Business
"Courtesy of Khou"

10:00 a.m. Spades Tournament- Adults
Single Elimination- Rise and fly 
Sign up by 9:45 a.m.

10:00 a.m. Checkers Tournament- Kids
Single Elimination- Rise and fly 
Sign up by 9:45 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Food Sales
Taste of Heaven Mobile Restaurant

12:00 p.m. Lecture: The Black Press & Juneteenth
Led by: Terri Sanders, CEO & Publisher Omaha Star Newspaper 

1:30 p.m. Lecture: Music, Juneteenth  & Spirituality 
Led by: Min. Justin Payne, Instructor of Voice University of Nebraska-Omaha

3:00 p.m. Lecture: Juneteenth History
Barry Thomas, VP of Community Engagement- Teach for America 

4:00 p.m. Lecture: Documentary & Discussion:
Buffalo Soldiers,
Led by: James E. Hawthrone, III-Director, Veterans Upward Bound

5:30 p.m. Canning & Food Preservation of Garden Goodies
MCC Institute for the Culinary Arts

6:30 p.m. Open-Mic Poetry Followed by
Ed Archibald Quartet

All Day: Voter Registration
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc 

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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