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Juneteenth: the Wave of Freedom

National Juneteenth Observance Foundation

To bring all Americans together to celebrate our common bond of freedom through the recognition, observance, education and historic preservation of Juneteenth in America."

A Juneteenth Story
“It was the United States Colored Troops (USCT), who leaving from City Port, VA (present-day Hopewell, VA) as a "Show of Force" along the Texas\Mexico border to France's Maximilian, ran into a storm in the Gulf of Mexico and were forced to land at Galveston, TX on June 19, 1865. Over 4,000 USCT bivouac on the island that day and enforced the rumors of freedom to those still enslaved, while General Order #3 was posted on the door of the Colored church (present-day Reedy Chapel) informing all of their Absolute Equality

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Juneteenth National Independence Day

As the leader in the effort that made Juneteenth National Independence Day a holiday, we thank
each of you that sent emails, letters, or made telephone calls to your United States Senators and Representatives requesting their support of legislation to make Juneteenth Independence Day a Holiday!

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Juneteenth Provisions

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06.16.2021 TRANSCRIPT: Majority Leader Schumer Remarks At Press Conference On Passage Of Juneteenth Legislation Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today delivered remarks at a press conference on the Senate passage of Juneteenth legislation yesterday. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: link to site It is a […]

Bishop Dave Thomas of the Alaska Juneteenth Committee was elected to the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation Board of Directors

Friday November 4, 2022To All Concerned Let it be known that Bishop Dave Thomas of the Alaska Juneteenth Committee was elected to the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation Board ofDirectors during the Thursday November 3, 2022, monthly meeting. As stated in the record of the meeting Bishop Thomas’ unwavering commitment to Juneteenth and his enthusiastic support […]

Meet Dee Evans, Communications Director

Deborah ‘Dee’ Evans National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) National Communications Director (2016-Present) Nevada State Director (2005- Present) NJOF Board of Directors (2016 – Present) Vice Chair (2018- Present) Secretary (2016 – 2020) Juneteenth Nevada (2005 – Present) Founder/President Westside Historical Society (2019-2021) Board Secretary / Founding Member Greater Westside Historic Cultural Preservation Society (2021- ) […]

Meet Steve Williams, NJOF President

Steve Williams National Juneteenth Observance Foundation President 2018 – Present Washington D.C. Liaison (2002 -2018) Virginia State Director NJOF Board of Directors (2017-Present) Mid Atlantic Juneteenth Founder NetSecurity Corporation Director of IT Services Micro Information Resources Principal Consultant Steve Williams’ “relentless” efforts culminated in passage of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Bill on June 17, […]

Juneteenth 2023 The Wave of Freedom

Juneteenth 2023 the Wave of Freedom
Acknowledging all of the Freedom days from D.C. Emancipation Day April 16,1862 to Oklahoma Treaty Day June 14, 1866