Juneteenth Spelling Bee to begin next week

The Spelling Bee aims to educate kids about African heritage and history.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)— The Juneteenth African Spelling Bee begins next week during Georgia Juneteenth Week, which starts Saturday.

The Spelling Bee is for kids ages 8 to 13, and aims to educate kids about African heritage and history.

It is free to participate and winners can get a cash prize.

We spoke with the Co-Founder of the Juneteenth Freedom Festival, George Fadil Muhammad, about the spelling bee.

“It all comes together about Black history 365 days a year,” Muhammad said. “So it’s just another opportunity to enrich the community, and definitely strengthen the children’s knowledge and appreciation of their culture and heritage.”

Information about the spelling bee:

  • The first round takes place at the Tubman Museum on June 17th from 4 to 8 p.m.
  • The second round takes place at Tattnall Square Park on June 19th from 12 to 2 p.m.
  • You can sign up at Washington Memorial Library or any of the recreation centers.
  • There are also fliers around town with a QR code that you can scan. That flier can be found at the beginning of this article as well.


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