National Juneteenth Observance Foundation
                         Celebration of Freedom

                         

Reconciliation
NATIONAL DAY OF RECONCILIATION & HEALING
FROM THE LEGACY OF ENSLAVEMENT

"Most Americans, black and white, would rather not discuss slavery. As with many
subjects denial is the position most prefer. Whites because of guilt and responsibility,
but blacks for reasons deep seeded in some twisted belief that to be enslaved in
somehow makes you a lesser being." Midnight DJ

 
NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
OF THE MAAFA IN AMERICA

www.nationaldayofreconciliation.com


National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council
www.njclc.com





"18th of June"
(Observed during the week of the celebration of Juneteenth in America)

PRESS RELEASE

"A Time to Heal, A Time to Pray"



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The National Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC) is an association of Christian leaders dedicated to promoting racial reconciliation and healing from the legacy of slavery through the observance of Juneteenth

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MISSION STATEMENT

"To promote, support and demonstrate Biblical reconciliation and healing from
the legacy of enslavement through the observance of Juneteenth in America."


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Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder & Chairman
Rev. Jack Gaines, D.D., Director of Reconciliation Ministry
Rev. William Gwynn, Secretary

Clark Jones, Chair
NJCLC Washington Juneteenth Committee
Washington, DC
301-925-0008     301-789-7592
clarkjones88@gmail.com
    

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(left) Sen. Hank Wilkins, IV, sponsor of SB263 and
(right) former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee


Arkansas

2005 Arkansas Juneteenth State Holiday Bill (SB263) 

"The third Saturday in June shall be known as 'Juneteenth Independence Day' to
commemorate the end of over 200 years of slavery in the United States of America
and to demonstrate racial reconciliation and healing from the legacy of slavery."


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Delcia Lopez | dlopez@themonitor.com
Ollie Gonzalez, 52, of Edinburg places
flowers on one of the four gravesites at
Restlawn Cemetery on Saturday, June 16,
2012. Gonzalez remembers as a child
visiting the cemetery and asking her
mother why they were separate from the
rest of the cemetery.


The Monitor
Slavery, its scars revisited on Juneteenth
By Ildefonso Ortiz     June 18, 2012
 
New Jersey Juneteenth
Saxophonist Darryl Dixon, center performs with Eddie Perales on
flute, right, and Alberto Plummer on trumpet, left, and other
members of the SGI Latin Jazz Band during the Juneteenth
celebration in East Orange.
(Star-Ledger photo)





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Omaha National Juneteenth Maafa Prayer & Reconciliation
Healing Service

(Every Monday following the 2nd Sunday in June during the
week of the observance of Juneteenth in America)


Monday, June 10, 2013, 12noon
Steps of City Hall
Omaha, NE


PRESS RELEASE

Prayer Service Program (click here)


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A Remembrance of the Red Summer of 1919
and the
Omaha Race Riot of 1919




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National Juneteenth Black Holocaust "MAAFA" Memorial Service
and National Juneteenth Prayer Service



Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 7:00pm

Lincoln Park United Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Diane Dixon-Proctor, Pastor
1301 North Carolina Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC

Memorial Service Program (click here)



Presentation of the Dr. James Cameron National Juneteenth Leadership Award

James Cameron

Honoring Dr. James Cameron, Founder
America's Black Holocaust Museum



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National Juneteenth Prayer Breakfast


Wednesday the "19th of June", 2013, 8:30am

National Press Club
529 14th St Nw, #1300
Washington, DC

 
 

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National Juneteenth Wreath Laying Ceremony


Wednesday the "19th of June", 2013, 12:00noon

Lincoln Park Emancipation Memorial
(Across from Lincoln Park United Methodist Church)
1301 North Carolina Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC



Lincoln Park Juneteenth
By Melissa Golden, for USA TODAY
Participants sing the National Anthem during a
wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate
Juneteenth at the Emancipation Memorial in Lincoln
Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of
Washington, D.C., on June 15








Juneteenth, A Time of Remembrance of the
Horrors of the MAAFA In America

Statement By Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.




Maafa service
BARBARA L. SALISBURY/THE WASHINGTON TIMES People hold hands as a sign of
solidarity at a service at Lincoln Park United Methodist Church in the District on Friday
to commemorate Juneteenth and the Maafa, or Africa Holocaust.
(Staff Photo)





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Elaine National Juneteenth Maafa
Prayer & Reconciliation Healing Service

(Last Day of September every year)

Monday, November 30, 2013, 12:00noon
Elaine, AR

PRESS RELEASE

Prayer Service Program (click here)



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Reconciliation Prayer Service
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D. leads group of ministers in
prayer at the site of the Elaine Race Riot during the anniversary
of one of worse race riots in American history


A Remembrance of the Red Summer of 1919
and the Elaine Race Riot of 1919



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WORLD DAY OF RECONCILIATION & HEALING
FROM THE LEGACY OF ENSLAVEMENT

Richmond, Virginia (USA) - Liverpool, England - Benin, West Africa

"Latter End of August Observance"
August 20, 2013

www.worlddayofreconciliation.com


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RECONCILIATION STATUE
Richmond, VA


Commemorating the date the first slave ship, the White Lion, landed in Virginia at Old Point Comfort,
today's Fort Monroe, from the shores of West Africa. This occurred on the "latter end of August", 1619,
with the arrival of twenty Angolans, America's first middle passage. Our purpose is to seek
God in prayer for reconciliation and healing from the legacy of enslavement around the world.


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Letter of Invitation to President Barack Obama

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Myers invites President Obama to speak at the
annual
National Juneteenth Black Holocaust
"Maafa" Memorial Service
in Washington, DC

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.




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

As the descendent's of Americans of African descent, our ancestors were brought to America in chains. This should never be forgotten,"
states Dr. Myers. "Millions lost their lives during the middle passage, not to mention the thousands killed from lynching and murders before and after the civil war. One ponders as to why so little attention has been given to our own history of death and destruction in America."

History reveals that George Washington was a slave owner. Thomas Jefferson was a slave owner. Many of the founding fathers of America were slave owners. The US Capitol and the White House were built through the uncompensated labor of the ancestors of Americans of African descent during the tyranny of enslavement.

"In response, we have embraced the term "Maafa", a Kiswahili term meaning "Disaster" or "Terrible Occurrence",
to tell our own story about our enslavement and the sustained attempt to dehumanize us."

Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.
Founder & Chairman
National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC)

 
"Most gatherings are decidedly upbeat, but the sobering reason for the holiday has also been part of Juneteenth's growth. Dr. Ronald Myers, the leader of a movement to make Juneteenth a national holiday, 'June 19th' should be an annual remembrance of the horrors of slavery."
New York Times,
June 18, 2004
 
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Report from
2009 WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance


Photos from 2009 WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH

Statement of Unconditional Forgiveness


Statement of Asst. United Nations Secretary General
Luc Gnacadja at the 2009 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) 


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Hargrove
Del. Frank Hargrove, R-Hanover,
speaks on the floor of the House
during the session at the Capitol
in Richmond, Va., Monday.
(AP)


Boston Globe Newspaper
Va. lawmaker who said blacks should 'get over' slavery
proposes celebrating Juneteenth

Associated Press    January 23, 2007

Daily Progress.com
Hargrove proposes resolution to celebrate end of slavery
The Daily Progress    January 23, 2007

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Proposed Virginia Juneteenth
State Holiday Observance Resolution
 
  

Jack Gaines delivered a message on "Biblical Reconciliation"
at the National Juneteenth Prayer Breakfast during the                                         National Day of Reconciliation and Healing From the Legacy of  Enslavement      at the nation's capitol.

 




"My Brothers Keeper Not My Brothers Killer" (Click to purchase a copy)
by Pastor Jack Gaines

 





 
Essence Magazine

Congress Honors Slaves Who Built U.S. Capitol
By Cynthia Gordy     June 17, 2010

 




 

President Bush peers through 'The Door of No Return' where
slaves passed through to board ships taking them abroad. (AP)                                                                                                  

USA Today Newspaper
Bush: 'Slavery a Great Crime'
By Associated Press (AP)     July 8, 2003

 

The remains of Colonial-era buildings, including the house that George Washington lived in when he was president, are exposed at an archaeological dig in front of the Liberty Bell Center, top right, in Philadelphia. Archaeologists have discovered a hidden passageway that was used by Washington's nine slaves. Matt Rourke, Photographer, Associated Press.  MSNBC - Associated Press Slave Passage was found under Washington's home. Hidden passageway was used by George
Washington's nine slaves. Ribina Madan  June 7, 2007


Washington Post

A Senate Apology For History on Lynching
Vote Condemns Past Failure to Act
By Avis Thomas-Lester   June 14, 2005

James Cameron. the oldest known lynching survivor, speaking at a special press conference with members of the U.S. Senate during the week of the observance of Juneteenth, 2005.



Ninety years ago, Anthony P. Crawford, a successful black businessman, was lynched in Abbeville, South Carolina.  Discover why every American should know of his life and death.




Historic Congressional Apology for Slavery

Rev., Dr. Myers seen to the right of Congressman Tony Hall (D-OH) during the historic announcement of legislation for a Congressional Apology for Slavery on "Juneteenth"  6/19/00. This was the first observance of the National Day of
Reconciliation & Healing From the Legacy of Enslavement
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Charisma Magazine - U.S. House Member Renews Call for Apology for
Slavery
    
    
by Adrienne S. Gaines    September, 2000


M. Jacques Chirac, right, President of the Republic of France, is shown here with

M. John Agyekum Kufuor, left, the President of the Republic of Ghana in a 2005 meeting.

Westside Story Newspaper
France Commemorates Slavery and Its Abolition As A National Day Of Remembrance
Empire News Network    September 28, 2006




African Leader Atones For the Legacy of Slavery

In 1999 Benin President Mathieu Kérékou called for a historic
gathering of spiritual leaders to atone--to Africans of the Diaspora--for the legacy
of slavery. His intention was to heal his nation of any economic and spiritual famine
caused by slavery, oppression and injustice.
See the history of slavery by clicking the map below:

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Orlando Ridout IV, left, a descendant of a slave auctioneer, embraces

Chris Haley, right, a descendant of Kunta Kinte's, and Kunta Kinte Foundation
official Leonard Blackshear.
(Mark Gail -- The Washington Post)




Important Articles

Charisma Magazine
The History America Chose to Forgot
by Valerie G. Lowe     November, 2000

Charisma Magazine
Let Forgiveness Come First
by Jack Gaines     November, 2000


Charisma Magazine
Marchers Apologize for 'African Holocaust'
by Clive Price     March, 2007

Washington Post
The Roots of Reconciliation
by Christian Davenport     September 30, 2004

Charisma Magazine
British Evangelist Treks Across the United States Repenting for Slavery
by Peter K. Johnson     May, 2004

The Washington Times
Somber ceremony marks slavery's end
By Denise Barnes    June 22, 2003

District Chronicles.com
Juneteenth, A Day of Remembrance, Celebration
By Angel Wilson