JUNETEENTH: Lt. Gov. Tahesha Way To Speak at Stockton University Celebration


Photo of Lt. Gov. Tahesha Way courtesy of New Jersey Governor's Office

AC JosepH Media

ATLANTIC CITY – New Jersey Lt. Gov. Tahesha Way will be the keynote speaker at Stockton University’s all-day celebration in commemoration of Juneteenth from 1-5 p.m. on Monday, June 17, in the Kesselman Hall quad on the Atlantic City campus.

The event is open to the public.

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The program, titled “Black Power and Appreciation,” will feature a cultural exhibition of African-American icons and legends curated by Ralph Hunter, the founder of the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey.

As part of Stockton’s commitment to the Atlantic City community, attendees will have the opportunity to directly support local vendors and small businesses. In addition, there will be games to win Stockton merch and music by Africana Studies alumna Lillian “DJ Lills” Nickens.

Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States that originated in 1865. Two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, there were still enslaved African Americans in Texas.

Juneteenth commemorates the moment that the last remaining enslaved person in Texas was liberated.

This event is sponsored by the Unified Black Students Society, Commuters on the Go, Stockton’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Office of Student Development and the Multicultural Center.

Kesselman Hall is located at 3711 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, 08401. Parking is available in the garage located at 101 South Lincoln Place

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