National Juneteenth Observance Foundation
Celebration of Freedom
"My Brothers Keeper Not My Brothers Killer" (Click to purchase a copy)
President Bush peers through 'The Door of No Return' where
slaves passed through to board ships taking them abroad. (AP)
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.
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
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:
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)
The History America Chose to Forgot
by Valerie G. Lowe November, 2000
Let Forgiveness Come First
by Jack Gaines November, 2000
Marchers Apologize for 'African Holocaust'
by Clive Price March, 2007
The Roots of Reconciliation
by Christian Davenport September 30, 2004
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