National Juneteenth Observance Foundation
                         Celebration of Freedom

                         

National Juneteenth Founder and Chairman   
REV. RONALD V. MYERS, SR. M.D. has made his transition 
Our ‘Juneteenth Doc’ is Gone 
For Immediate Release

Contact: Deborah Evans, Director of Communications 
@888-509-NJOF (6563)   

(NJOF) Rev. Dr. Ronald V. Myers Sr. M.D., was the founder and chairman of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF), a member of The National Black Evangelical Association, Founder and Chairman of The National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council, President of the American Pain Institute (API) and also President of Black Doctors Matter (BDM).  In April, Rev. Myers travelled to Washington D.C. to lead the White Coat Protest in support of Pain Patients Advocacy Week. He was a panelist at the Congressional Briefing on Chronic Pain. He was unable to return to Washington for his annual Washington Juneteenth, Reconciliation or MAAFA observances at the National Press Club and the Lincoln Park Emancipation Memorial.

Rev. Myers was admitted to the hospital in May. He laid the groundwork for the continuation of his work to make Juneteenth Independence Day, a national day of recognition.

Rev. Myers as President of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation was instrumental in the passage of Juneteenth legislation in 45 states and the District of Columbia.



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"Together we will see Juneteenth become a national day of observance in America!" Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder & Chairman - National Juneteenth Observance Foundation


 (NJOF) WHAT IS JUNETEENTH? Juneteenth is an annual observance to celebrate the date Union soldiers enforced the  Emancipation Proclamation freeing all remaining slaves in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865.  Texas was the last state in rebellion, following the end of the Civil War, to allow enslavement. Although the rumors of freedom were widespread prior to this, actual emancipation was not announced in the last state practicing enslavement until General Gordon Granger came to Galveston, Texas and issued General Order #3, on the "19th of June", almost two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.





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Juneteenth U.S. Department of Fish & Wildlife Initiative *** *** 

2017 Juneteenth National Health & Awareness Bike Ride ***  


          
Celebrate Freedom! Fly the Juneteenth Flag! Honor Our African American Military Veterans!





Join our weekly Saturday, 12 noon, CST, National Juneteenth Conference Call  at: 


                         

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


Join the National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign!      PRESS RELEASE  Yityish Aynaw 2013 Miss Israel PRESS RELEASE JOIN US! - Israel Juneteenth Reconciliation Tour, July 7-17, 2014 Juneteenth Mission Outreach to the Ethiopian Jewish Community in Israel, August 22 - September 1, 2016 Juneteenth Missions Outreach to Ethiopia with the National Black Evangelical Association (NBEA) in 2019 


Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder & Chairman 
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation 
1956 - 2018





Dee Evans , National Director of Communications
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) 
Communications@NationalJuneteenth.org 
888-509-NJOF (6563)  




202-224-3121 TELL YOUR TWO U.S. SENATORS TO SUPPORT THE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION SIMILAR TO S.J.R. 45 IN 2018! (Legislation in congress to make Juneteenth Independence Day a National Day of Observance, like Flag Day or Patriot Day)

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-Texas) Sponsor of historic 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 Star Telegram For Opal Lee, 89, Juneteenth is more than a license plate  By Bud Kennedy    



October 17, 2015    Honoring the "Mother of Juneteenth" Clara Peoples www.JuneteenthOregon.com  

202-456-1111    202-456-1414 Will President Donald Trump make Juneteenth a National Day of Observance?

Call the White House and request it! Chairman's Statement Urging President Trump to Support JUNETEENTH INDEPENDENCE DAY Legislation    

Chairman's Statement Regarding JUNETEENTH INDEPENDENCE DAY   

Sign the National Juneteenth Holiday ONLINE PETITION!       

Sign the President Trump White House slave builders ONLINE PETITION!    

April 23-30, 2018     The KING OF JUNETEENTH    Our Heritage Magazine   

Purchase book "The Lynching Waltz" by Stephen Kanne




"Juneteenth-General Order #3" by Ted Ellis, National Juneteenth Visual Artist Click on above print to purchase! Limited Supply Available!

Frederick DouglassHonoring the legacy
of Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass



JUNETEENTH HISTORICAL
ARCHIVES

Historic 2000 WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance C-SPAN
Video


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45 States Recognize
Juneteenth as a State
Holiday or Observance
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Tea Party Juneteenth Special
Announcement
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NATIONAL JUNETEENTH BOARD MEETING & CONFERENCE

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Con. Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Former Chairman of the National Juneteenth Congressional Committee of the NJOF    Read More


Con. Randy Weber sponsor of 
Juneteenth Legislation in the U.S. House oif Representatives in 2016

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Con. Sheila Jackson Lee sponsor
of  Juneteenth Legislation in the
U.S. House oif Representatives in
2017

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Sen. Roger Wicker sponsor
Juneteenth Legislation
in the U.S. Senate in 2017

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Myers urges
Presidential
Proclamation
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Letter to Defense
Secretary Jim Mattis

      


African American army
engineers
 who built the
ALCAN highway

2009 Report - 1st Annual
 Juneteenth Alaska Alcan Highway Celebration

2009 Report 

Washington Juneteenth National Holiday Observance

U.S. Capitol
U.S.  Congress urged
to pass legislation to make Juneteenth a National Day of Observance.
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Ken Salazar
Letter to former Interior
Secretary Salazar


 


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uneteenth, the "19th of June", is America's
2nd Independence Day, officially recognized in 45  states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Congress as a state holiday or state holiday observance. 

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Frank McCune, M.D., M.B.A., Chairman
(1942-2014)
National Juneteenth
Medical Commission


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National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign Chair Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D. Read More

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Milwaukee, WI, Gov. Jim Doyle signs a bill that makes Juneteenth Day a legal holiday.  Read More

Juneteenth Book 

Gov. Sarah Palin was presented with a copy of the book, "Juneteenth a Celebration of Freedom"  Read More



Governor Deval Patrick signed a proclamation on Juneteenth in Dorchester, MA.
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Juneteenth honors "a time when everyday Americans faced
the most daunting challenges. . . and still persevered," Sen. Barack
Obama said this week. He is joined by Kenton Sparrow, left, and others at news conference. 
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"June is Black Music Month!"
Celebrating Juneteenth Jazz
"Preserving our African American Jazz Legacy!"

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