Juneteenth celebration in Lincoln
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- The Clyde Malone Community Center celebrated Juneteenth on Saturday, ahead of the holiday on the 19th.
The holiday recognizes June 19th 1865 as the day slavery ended in the United States. This year Juneteenth is being observed as a paid federal holiday for the first time ever in Nebraska.
“So we are very grateful, this is just not a celebration, get-together, listen to some music, we can always do that. We are always reminding ourselves of history, and if it wasn’t for history, there would be no present, and there would be no future,” said John Goodwin, executive director Malone Community Center.
The event took place at Trago Park, and many enjoyed live entertainment, food, and games.
If you were unable to attend the event on Saturday, but you would still like to celebrate Juneteenth, the “F” Street Community Center will be hosting an event on Saturday June 25th.