National Juneteenth Observance Foundation
                         Celebration of Freedom


National Juneteenth Congressional Committee

Congressman Danny K. Davis has served as the host of the annual Congressional Juneteenth Reception at the U.S. Capitol during the WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance for several years. Congressman Davis represents the 7th Congressional District in Chicago, Illinois, the hometown of the leader of the "Modern Juneteenth Movement", National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) and National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC) Founder and Chairman, Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.

NJOF Board Member, Lestine Byars, is the Founder and Director of the Coalition For Improved Education In South Shore (CIESS) Chicago Juneteenth Celebration, the fastest growing Juneteenth Freedom Celebration in the country. Working with State Senator Barack Obama, State Senator Mattie Hunter and State Representative Monique Davis, Lestine spearheaded the introduction and successful passage of legislation that made Juneteenth a State Holiday Observance in Illinois.

Members of congress are also being urged to support efforts by the NJOF to have an official Juneteenth Postage Stamp recognized by the U.S. Postal Service.

Click here to sign the Stamp Petition


Other members of Congress who have participated in the annual WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH Congressional Reception and Rally:

Congresswoman Donna Christensen (VI)
Congressman Bobby Scott (NJ)
Congressman Al Green (TX)
Congresswoman Yvette Clark (NY)
Congressman Elijah Cummings (MD)
Congressman Donald M. Payne (NJ)
Congressman Kendrick Meeks (CA)
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA)
Congressman Melvin Watt (NC)
Congressman John Shimkus (IL)
Congressman Leonard Boswell (IA)
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX)
Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones (OH)
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX)
Congressman William Clay (MO)
Congressman Mike Pence (IN)
Congressman Tony Hall (OH)
Congressman Dick Armey (TX)

Senator Roland Burris (IL)
Senator Barack Obama (IL)
Senator Sam Brownback (KS)
Senator John Ashcroft (MO)

2009 Juneteenth CBC Congressional Reception

10th Annual
National Holiday Observance

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Child Welfare Brain Trust


Juneteenth CBC Congressional Reception

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Rayburn House Office Building, B339-B340
U.S. Capitol Building    Washington, DC

Master of Ceremonies

Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Chairman
National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)
National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council  (NJCLC)


Members of the Congress
(In Attendance)

Closing Remarks:

Representative Danny K. Davis

Light Refreshments Will Be Served

Music By:

"June is Black Music Month!"
"Preserving Our African American Jazz Legacy!"

Ron Myers,  Piano & Trumpet
Minister, Physician & Jazz Musician
National Juneteenth Jazz Artist

Larry Ridley, Bass
Executive Director
African American Jazz Caucus (AAJC)
NCCU/AAJC Jazz Research Institute