Juneteenth, America's 2nd Independence Day Celebration, the "19th of June", 1865, is the date that we join our ancestors, Americans of African descent, who celebrated when they heard the announcement of freedom made by Union General Gordon Granger.
There is an old adage, "none are free until all are free", which also fits the Juneteenth Celebration well. It took over two and a half years for the news of freedom to make it to southwest Texas, the last vestige of slavery in America.
Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or state holiday observance in 26 states and the Congress of the United States.
Together we will see Juneteenth become a national Holiday in America!
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.
National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)
National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC)