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  • African-American history will be on display at the June 21 Juneteenth celebration from noon to 4 p.m. at the CLC Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan.

      African-American history will be on display at the June 21 Juneteenth celebration from noon to 4 p.m. at the CLC Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan.
    Courtesy of College of Lake County

  • The Jazz Steppers drum line and drill team performs during the fifth annual Juneteenth Celebration in downtown Waukegan. This year marks Waukegan's 11th Juneteenth Celebration, commemorating the ending of slavery and saluting African American contributions to art, education and culture.

       The Jazz Steppers drum line and drill team performs during the fifth annual Juneteenth Celebration in downtown Waukegan. This year marks Waukegan's 11th Juneteenth Celebration, commemorating the ending of slavery and saluting African American contributions to art, education and culture.
    STEVE LUNDY | Staff Photographer, JUNE 2008

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The College of Lake County Lakeshore Campus is inviting the community to attend the 11th Annual Juneteenth Conference and Expo from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the CLC Lakeshore Campus courtyard, Genesee and Madison streets in downtown Waukegan.

The conference, "Education to Economics: Turn Your Ideas/Hobbies into Cash," is looking for 20 new or established entrepreneurs to come and display ideas and hobbies in an effort to learn from experts, including resources for entrepreneurs, certified training, available programs and services, grants, job opportunities and more.

It is the responsibility of all participants to ensure their respective ideas are protected/copyrighted.

The conference and expo is designed to ignite creativity and help participants "think outside of the box" to create opportunities for a better quality of life. To register, call (847) 543-2191.

Other events include a Black Inventors Exhibit, a 26-table exhibition of the historic contributions of African-Americans, past and present; the African Opening Ceremony; a Kids' Korner with games and inflatables; and the Juneteenth Marketplace with food, information and merchandise vendors.

The event is sponsored by Juneteenth Cultural Committee, College of Lake County, Waukegan Public Library, Northstar Entertainment, the Black Chamber of Commerce and Trinity Universal Center.

Juneteenth represents the joy of freedom and commemorates the end of slavery. This cultural festival will salute African-American contributions to art, education, music and dance; a celebration of family, community and culture; and will salute Lake County's contribution to the spirit of the abolition movement,

For details, contact Alice Howell at (847) 543-2115.

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