Lincolnites celebrate Juneteenth at Trago Park

Community leaders across Lincoln gathered at Trago Park on Saturday to celebrate Juneteenth. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Community leaders across Lincoln gathered at Trago Park on Saturday to celebrate Juneteenth.

Lincoln Parks and Recreations and the Clyde Malone Community Center teamed up to have artists, business owners, and story tellers to give presentations about the history of the now Federal Holiday. The day commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the United States.

Some of the speakers included, Councilwoman Sändra Washington, Chassidy Jackson-Goodwin, Senior Civil Rights Investigator for the Lincoln Commission on Human Rights and Genelle Moore, Lincoln’s first Black female police officer and former Lincoln Police Department Captain.

On top of guest speakers, the event had Black Business expos, music, food and free haircuts.

There will be an additional celebration later this month on June 26th at the “F” Street Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited to come celebrate.

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