Though Juneteenth 2011 is officially past, it’s not too early to learn about this celebration and prepare for it in 2012.
Wikipidedia provides a nice overview about the history of Juneteenth.
“Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the
honoring African American heritage by commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas in 1865. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth…” United States
Juneteenth.com and National Juneteenth Observance Foundation both talk about the history, where it’s celebrated and much more!
For the 2011 Juneteenth celebration, Blog Talk Radio did a program which you can listen to.
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In 2012, please support the National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign as we work hard to pass legislation in the U.S. Senate to make Juneteenth Independence Day a National Holiday Observance.ReplyDelete
We need volunteers for the campaign.
"Together we will see Juneteenth become a National Holiday Observance in America."
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.
Founder & Chairman
National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)
National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC)
National Association of Juneteenth Jazz Presenters (NAJJP)