National Juneteenth Observance Foundation
                         Celebration of Freedom

                         

Attachment #2

Below are brief references to the recent legislative resolutions passed in both the United States House of Representatives and Senate recognizing ‘Juneteenth Independence Day’ as historically significant.                       

 

Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL)
Sponsor of the 2011 Juneteenth Independence Day
legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives

H. Con. Res. 323 (Passed - 6/22/11)
U.S. House of Representatives recognizes the historic significance of Juneteenth Independence Day in America!
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In 1996, during the 104th Congress, the first historic legislation was introduced by Congresswoman Barbara Rose Collins (D-MI), House Joint Resolution 125, and passed the House of Representatives, recognizing "Juneteenth as the day of celebrating the end of slavery in the United States and as the true day of independence for African-Americans in this country."

            
 

Carl Levin

 

 
Senator Carvin (D-MI)
Sponsor of the 2012 Juneteenth Independence Day
legislation in the U.S. Senate

S. Res. 496 (Passed - 6/19/12)    U.S. Senate observes the historic significance of Juneteenth Independence Day in America!        Read More

 

In 1997, during the 105th Congress, a historic joint Juneteenth resolution was passed by the Congress of the United States through Senate Joint Resolution 11, introduced by Senator Trent Lott (R-MS), and House Joint Resolution 56, introduced by Congressman J. C. Watts, Jr. (R-OK), recognizing the "19th of June" as Juneteenth Independence Day in America.