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WHAT IS JUNETEENTH? Juneteenth or the "19th of June", is the date set aside for the celebration of freedom from the end of enslavement for Americans of African descent. Juneteenth is reccognized by 42 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Congress as "Juneteenth Independence Day" in America. Although the rumors of freedom were widespread prior to this, actual emancipation did not come until General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas and issued General Order No. 3, on June 19, 1865, almost two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

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NJOF National Juneteenth Observance Foundation
NJCLC National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council


Join the National Junteenth Holiday Campaign!

U.S. Senate Declares the "19th of June" as Juneteenth Independence Day!


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PRESS RELEASE


Miss Israel
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Miss Israel

JOIN US! - Israel Juneteenth Reconciliation Tour, July 7-17, 2014
Juneteenth Mission Outreach to the Ethiopian Jewish Community in Israel, July 6-16, 2015
Juneeteenth Missions Outreach to Ethiopia, January 2016



Chairman's Statement Urging President Obama to Support
JUNETEENTH INDEPENDENCE DAY legislation


Chairman's Statement Regarding JUNETEENTH INDEPENDENCE DAY


WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance
PRESS RELEASE

GALVESTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance
PRESS RELEASE



TELL YOUR TWO U.S. SENATORS TO SUPPORT THE
PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION SIMILAR TO S.J.R. 45 IN 2014!

(Legislation in congress to make Juneteenth Independence Day a National Day of Observance,
like Flag Day or Patriot Day)


Kay Bailey Hutchnson
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-Texas)
Sponsor of 2012 legislation in the U.S. Senate to make
Juneteenth Independence Day a National Day of Observance,
like Flag Day or Patriot Day


Houston Chronicle
Juneteenth moving from Texas stage to national spotlight

By Robert Stanton     June 15, 2012


Clara Peoples

Honoring the "Mother of Juneteenth"
Clara Peoples
www.JuneteenthOregon.com



Obama

African Diaspora Tourism
Will President Obama Make Juneteenth a National Day of Observance?

By Yannie Givens     June 25, 2011



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AVALANCHE-JOURNAL
Crusader pushes Juneteenth as national holiday
By Joe Gulick     June 6, 2009



Galveston County Daily News
National leader to give keynote for Juneteenth

By Ian White     June 19, 2010



Galveston County Daily News
Juneteenth should be made national holiday

By Heber Taylor     June 19, 2010



Ron Myers
Corey S. Krasko * Times Record
Earlton Balles, from left, on alto sax and Kevin Willis on
guitar jam with the Rev. Ronald Myers Sr. during a Jazzy
Tuesday Jam Session for Juneteenth at the Golden Goose
nightclub on North 10th Street. Myers, a physician in
Roland, is the national head of the Juneteenth holiday
movement.

Times Record Newspaper
Reverend Leads Push To Make Juneteenth National Holiday

By Jordan Drummer     June 11, 2010



Ron Myers
National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign
Chair Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D. is
asking Congress to enact legislation to
make Juneteenth a national day of
observance in America.
(Courtesy Photo)

Washington Informer
Congress Asked To Make Juneteenth a National Day of Observance

By Yannie Givens     June 25, 2009



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Wisconsin
At the Northcott Neighborhood House in Milwaukee, Gov. Jim
Doyle signs a bill that makes Juneteenth Day a legal holiday.
Rev. Ronald Myers (right), who leads a national drive for the
holiday, looks on.

(photo by Michael Sears)

WisPolitics.com
Gov. Doyle: Signs bill to make Juneteenth Day a legal holiday

By Laura Smith     December 1, 2009


Milwaukee Community Journal
Juneteenth Day: State's official day of Jubilee!
Governor Doyle signs bill to make Juneteenth Day a legal holiday

Compiled by MCJ Staff     December 2, 2009


Gov. Doyle
Dr. Ronald Myers, Sr. and Governor Jim Doyle
share a moment following the official signing
of the Juneteenth day legislation. (Gov. Doyle
presented a copy of the book " Juneteenth a
Celebration of Freedom
" by Dr. Myers)

(photo by Harry Kemp)

Milwaukee Courier
Juneteenth legislation signed into law

MC Staff     December 3, 2009



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GREAT NEWS!
RHODE ISLAND MAKES 43 STATES TO RECOGNIZE JUNETEENTH
AS A STATE HOLIDAY OR STATE HOLIDAY OBSERVANCE!

(click above or see below)


U.S.A. map
Juneteenth State Holiday Legislation


National Juneteenth Theme:
"Together we will see Juneteenth Independence Day
become a National Holiday in America!"



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Link & Myers
The Rev. Ronald Myers, founder and national chairman of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation,
congratulates 94-year-old Elbert Theodore Link who was presented the 2010 National Juneteenth Military
Honors Award in Washington on Saturday.
(Submitted photo)

The Gazette-Virginian Newspaper
Alton Vet Earns National Honor

Written By Staff     June 23, 2010



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Proud members of the U.S. Army from Fort Wainwright, AK and Fort Greeley, AK, along with Delta Junction, AK Mayor Mary
Leith-Dowling, Fairbanks, AK NAACP President Tilmon Taylor, Fairbanks, AK School Board Vice-President, Wendy Dominique,
Dr. Ron Myers, Bishop Dave Thomas and staff representatives of Congressman Don Young, Lt. Governor Craig Campbell,
Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Mark Begich attended a Juneteenth Military Honors Awards Reception and Wreath Laying
Ceremony in honor of African American amry engineers who built the Alaska Alcan Highway and completed the Chief
Sikinna River Bridge
on October 28, 1942. Lt. Colonel Timothy Jones and Lt. Colonel Chris Chronis spoke passionately
about the important accomplishments of the completion of the Alaska Alcan Highway during World War II. Dr. Ron Myers,
National Juneteenth Jazz Artist and accomplished jazz musician, performed an original composition on pocket trumpet in
honor of the African American army engineers entitled "Alcan."

Fort Greely Commander's Speech - Lt. Colonel Chris Chronis

AC News Story on "Fort Wainwright celebrates African American soldiers"


Report - 1st Annual
2009 JUNETEENTH ALASKA ALCAN HIGHWAY CELEBRATION
October 28-31, 2009

Dick Griffin, Gov. Parnell & Dr. Myers Ron Myers, Dick Griffin & Dirk Westfall
Rev. Myers, Lt. Gov. Campbell & Bishop Thomas
Dick Griffin and Dr. Myers presenting Gov. Sean Parnell with a copy of the book, "Juneteenth
a Celebration of Freedom"
(top left). Dick Griffin (trombone) in concert with Ron Myers (paino)
& Dirk Westfall (bass) (top right). Dr. Myers & Bishop Dave Thomas receiving an
Alaskan flag flown over the state capital on October 28, 2009 in Juneau, AK
by Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell in honor of the African American army engineers who
brought down the wall of segregation in the U.S. military (bottom).
(for more photographs - click here or on any photos above)



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Dept. of Interior

Ken Salazar
Letter to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar



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"Honoring the 1st Africans who landed in the USA!"
www.JuneteenthVA.net



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What Is Juneteenth?
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Our Heritage Magazine



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click for information to participate in our annual:
NATIONAL JUNETEENTH BOARD MEETING & CONFERENCE

(Last Weekend in June)



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Alvin Carter
Bogalusa artist Alvin Carter stands next to one of his
paintings at his former studio on Columbia Street.
Carter, known for his colorful murals and paintings
depicting the African American struggle, died Friday
at the age of 66.
DAILY NEWS FILE PHOTO


Bogalusa Daily News
Bogalusa artist Alvin Carter dies

By Jacob Brooks     September 9, 2009



click for the CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance



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Report from
2009 WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance


Statement of Asst. United Nations Secretary General
Luc Gnacadja at the 2009 National Juneteenth Prayer Breakfast



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Asst. United Nations Secretary General Luc Gnacadja
at the National Press Club in Washington, DC
(6/19/09)


Photos from
2009 WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance



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Gov. Palin

Gov. Sarah Palin presented a copy of the book, "Juneteenth a Celebration of Freedom" from
Rev. Ronald Myers, Sr., M.D., Chairman of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation
at the 2nd Annual Alaska Juneteenth Conference in Anchorage, Alaska at a Juneteenth book
dedication at the the Z. J. Loussac Public Library.
(photo by Bishop Dave Thomas)


PRESS RELEASE



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Obama
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Myers urges President Obama to issue a Presidential
Proclamation to establish Juneteenth as a National
Holiday Observance in America

(Letter to President Obama)

White House
White House Response to President Obama's Invitation
to Support Juneteenth


Response to President Obama's 2010 Juneteenth Statement
By Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.



U.S. Capitol
Letter to members of congress requesting legislation to establish
Juneteenth as a National Holiday Observance



Leon Panetta
Letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta



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Capitol Dome
The dome of the Capitol is framed through dense
summer foliage, in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2008.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


Yahoo News
House formally apologizes for slavery and Jim Crow

By Jim Abrams (Associated Press)     July 29, 2008

Click For
APOLOGY RESOLUTION



Washington Post
Senate Backs Apology for Slavery
Resolution Specifies That It Cannot Be Used in Reparations Cases

By Krissah Thomas     June 19, 2009


U.S. Senate Apology For Slavery
(Unanimously passed on 6/18/09)



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Deval Patrick
Governor Deval Patrick shook hands with children after
signing a proclamation on Juneteenth in Dorchester
yesterday. Massachusetts follows 24 states that have
recognized the date.
(John Tlumacki/ Globe Staff)


Boston Globe Newspaper
Juneteenth has its day
Mass. to observe date marking final end of slavery

By Brian R. Ballou    June 17, 2007


Ralph Browne
Ralph Browne, Director of the Massachusetts Juneteenth Holiday
Campaign, stands before his house on How Street flanked by two flags
that celebrate Juneteenth, the holiday he recently helped get recognized
by Massachusetts as the end of slavery.
Dave Benoit, photographer


Dorchestor Reporter
Local Activist Helped Push For Juneteenth Recognition
By David Benoit    June 21, 2007



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Horn In The Corn
"Horn in the Corn" Bill Johnson, Photographer, Greenville, MS

Ron Myers, Piano & Trumpet
Minister, Physician & Jazz Musician
Artistic Director of the Mississippi Jazz & Heritage Festival
National Juneteenth Jazz Artist


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Music Vitae and Press Release
"RON MYERS PROMOTES JUNETEENTH JAZZ DURING BLACK MUSIC MONTH"



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Copyright January 2009
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