National Juneteenth Celebration
June 19, 2016
Join Rev. Dr. Ron Myers, chair of the National Juneteenth Foundation and other leaders for two days to pay homage to our enslaved ancestors. The first day is the National Day of Reconciliation Healing from the Legacy of Enslavement and the Remembrance of the MAAFA in America. This will include the presentation of the Dr. James Cameron National Juneteenth Leadership Award in honor of the late Dr. James Cameron, founder of America’s Black Holocaust Museum. The National Juneteenth Celebration take place on the second day which represents Independence and Freedom Day for blacks all across the America. Celebration services on this day include a National Juneteenth Prayer Breakfast that morning, National Juneteenth Congressional Reception and the National Juneteenth Wreath Laying Ceremony. Please support this cause. For more information, visit http://www.NationalJuneteenth.com/
Israel Juneteenth Reconciliation Tour
As leader of the Juneteenth Movement, Dr. Myers along with Dr. Walter McCray, president of the National Black Evangelical Association: Rev. William Gwynn, III; Executive Secretary for the National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council and other leaders will go to Israel for a Juneteenth Celebration and Reconciliation Tour. They will meet with the first black Miss Israel, Titi Aynau; teachers, researchers, government officials and other leaders. This tour will include visiting Israel’s historic, biblical and holy sites. For more information, visit http://www.feastofpentecostlive.com/juneteenth-celebration/index.html .
World Day of Reconciliation & Healing from Legacy of Enslavement
This event commemorates the date the first Africans, twenty Angolans, in British colonial America, arrived in the slave ship, the White Lion, at Old Point Comfort, Fort Monroe in Hampton, VA, in 1619. This was America's first Middle Passage. The events are part of the Annual African Landing Commemoration Day led by Calvin Pearson founder of Project 1619, Inc. Commemorations include the Reconciliation and Healing Prayer Service on August 20 at the historic marker where the first Africans landed in America on August 20 in Fort Monroe. There will also be a Jazz & Heritage Reconciliation & Healing Concert in Hampton. For more information, visit http://www.Project1619.org .
Juneteenth Alaskan Alcan Highway Celebration
Led by Bishop Dave Thomas, Chairman of the National Juneteenth Armed Services Commission, this event honors the Alcan Highway Veterans. There is a three day celebration that includes a Juneteenth Alaska Reconciliation Prayer Brunch, the Anchorage Juneteenth Jazz and Arts Festival and the Juneteenth Military Honors Awards Reception and Wreath Laying Ceremony in honor of African Americans army engineers who built the Alaska Alcan Highway and completed the Sikanni Chief River Bridge on October 28, 1942 and ultimately ended segregation in the U.S. military. For more information, visit http:// www.JuneteenthAlaskaALCAN.com.
To participate in any of the above tours and travel groups, contact Kitty Pope at