TULSA – At Friday evening’s “I, Too, Am America” Juneteenth celebration in downtown Tulsa, hosted by numerous community organizations, FC Tulsa and head coach Michael Nsien will present a custom “Juneteenth 19” jersey to be displayed in the Tulsa Juneteeth office.
Nsien, a Tulsa native in his second full season as FC Tulsa’s head coach, will be one of many featured on stage at the celebration, including Rev. Al Sharpton, who will deliver the keynote address, and a virtual appearance from Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook.
“I’m extremely honored to participate in the celebration of Juneteenth,” said Nsien. “Juneteenth has typically been a moment for me to reflect and pay homage to all of those that sacrificed and endured so much. This year it’s been different. This year I have been challenged to think about my own contributions to the betterment of life for the future generations. I’m appreciative that I work with an organization that sees the relevance in supporting this celebration and initiative.”
Leaders of the event will be distributing masks and hand sanitizers to all who attend. The celebration begins at 11 a.m. CT with the presentations on stage in the Greenwood District beginning at 5 p.m.