National Juneteenth Observance Foundation
                         Celebration of Freedom


Abraham Lincoln's Legacy
  Lincoln' Legacy of Enslavement to Freedom

                                  President Abraham Lincoln         Notice to Sell Slaves               Fredrick Douglass

President Lincoln's achievements assured his continuing legacy. He saved the Union and freed the slaves. In his Gettysburg Address, he defined the Civil War as a re-dedication to the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence.

The spirit that guided Lincoln was evident in his second Inaugural Address. This speech is inscribed on one wall of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. "...With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds..."

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Recognizing that slaves were still not considered free  in many states of the United States, on the 22nd day of September, A.D. 1862, a proclamation was issued by President Lincoln of the United States, to free all slaves call the Emancipation Proclamation.  This proclamation was carried into Galvaston Texas, (the last salve state in the United States on June 19, 1965. Read More

NJOF and Affiliate Members celebrated the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday on Feb 12 1809 in a 2 day bicentenial celebration as part of a nationa Juneteent Bicentenial Lecture Series. 

Feb 12, 2009 Event Muskogee Public Schools Muskogee OK Lecture Series in Muskogee Public Schools.  The Oklahoma Juneteenth Historical Foundation (OJHF) invited the public to attend a Lincoln Bicentennial Lecture Series in Muskogee Public Schools, on Thursday, February  12. Read more

The NJOF and Afiliates will continue this celebration as they remember the Lincoln Legacy throughout the coming years.