Juneteenth celebration to begin June 10

This year marks the 11th year of celebrating Juneteenth in Jefferson City.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The theme for this year’s Jefferson City celebration is “Thinking Big.”

The weeklong events begin at 2 p.m. June 10 in the student center on the Lincoln University campus with Father’s Day Awards Banquet where the Father of the Year and The Man of the Year will be awarded. The deadline for nominations is Saturday.

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