Las Vegas Juneteenth 
Celebrates 152 Years of Freedom

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7th NJOF Juneteenth Jazz and Spoken Word Celebration

Juneteenth Culture and History Lecture and Q&A Session

Juneteenth Flag Raising

 June 15-19, 2017

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                              JUNETEENTH INDEPENDENCE DAY
150 Years                  June 19. 1865 - June 19, 2015                 150 Years


Saturday June 17, 2017 

West Las Vegas Library Conference Room 951 W. Lake Mead


Juneteenth Culture and History Lecture and Q&A Session


A Retrospective: The state of America as it relates to the descendants of slaves from the perspective of an International Foreign Correspondent who has been in self-imposed exile in Japan for more than 40 years.


Guest Speaker, Malcolm W. Adams is the Founder, Owner and President of Totown Communications Group Japan. Adams has had an illustrious career as a TV and Radio News correspondent, TV Producer/Director, Broadcast Journalist and Media Artist for nearly fifty years.

Join us at the 2017 Juneteenth Jazz and Spoken Word Celebration 

West Las Vegas Library Theater on June 18, 2017


951 West Lake Mead Blvd.                                           Las Vegas NV

June 18th, 2017                                     12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m

Free and open to the public

Co-sponsored by the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation and the Las Vegas Jazz Society this event is one of a series of annual celebrations across the United States.  For more information, please contact the West Las Vegas Library at 702-507-3989 or visit website: www.njof.org   Free and open to the public.


National Juneteenth Observance Foundation is a 501c3 organization

The nineteenth of June, along with the fourth of July, completes the cycle of freedom for Americans' Independence Day observance. It is also known as "Emancipation Day," "Emancipation Celebration," "Freedom Day," "Jun-Jun," "Juneteenth National Freedom Day," and "Juneteenth" 

Nevada is one of 45 states to officially recognize Juneteenth Independence Day as a state holiday or state holiday observance.

 

Nevada, documents African Americans being business and property owners in Virginia City in 1866, their contributions to the early mining and development of Nevada, the role of the Black cowboys and the contributions of their collective descendants in the building of the Hoover Dam, It has been documented that former- slaves and freeborn Blacks prospered in Nevada and that a Black child graduated in 1883 from an integrated Virginia City public school.

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World Sickle Cell Day is June 19, 2017

 

Sickle Cell Disease:

Sickle cell disease is a condition which affects red blood cells and relates to all types of sickle cell SC, SE, SD, etc. except for SS which is called Sickle Cell Anemia.  Both Sickle Cell Anemia and Sickle Beta-Thalassemia are also included when you talk about Sickle Cell Disease.


It is a "tropical disease" where the red blood cells mutated to protect the body from Faliciparum Malaria.  Those individuals have the Sickle Cell Trait.  ( Evolutionary and Historical Aspects of the Burden of Malaria 


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In May 2011, Nevada Governor Sandoval signed the Juneteenth Independence Day bill which reads:

‘1. The Governor shall annually proclaim June 19 to be “Juneteenth Day” in the State of Nevada to commemorate the abolition of slavery in the United States.

 

2. The proclamation must call upon the news media, educators and appropriate governmental officers to bring to the attention of Nevada’s residents the historical significance of the day when the last slaves in the United States were emancipated and the significant contributions of African-Americans to the State.’ 

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2015 was the 150th year anniversary of the celebration of Juneteenth Independence Day in America. Juneteenth should be placed on all calendars as a National Day of Observance, like Flag Day or Patriot Day.


Unfortunately, President Obama never issued a Juneteenth Proclamation, or hosted a Juneteenth event.  Americans of African descent built the White House during the tyranny of enslavement. As a state senator and U.S. Senator from Illinois, then Senator Obama was a enthusiastic supporter of the celebration of Juneteenth.


2015 brought a record number of Juneteenth Celebrations from across America and around the world. Americans from all fifty states continued to uplift the celebration of the end of enslavement during the 150th year anniversary of the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation.


The national media continues to ignore the significance of Juneteenth Independence Day in America, the National Day of Reconciliation and Healing from the Legacy of Enslavement and the World Day of Reconciliation and Healing from the Legacy of Enslavement.


PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMAN OR CONGRESSWOMAN AND TWO U.S. SENATORS AND TELL THEM TO SUPPORT LEGISLATION TO MAKE JUNETEENTH INDEPENDENCE DAY A NATIONAL HOLIDAY OBSERVANCE (202-224-3121)


PLEASE CONTACT PRESIDENT TRUMP AND TELL HIM TO ISSUE A JUNETEENTH PROCLAMATION ESTABLISHING JUNETEENTH INDEPENDENCE DAY AS A NATIONAL DAY OF OBSERVANCE (202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414)

National Juneteenth Observance Foundation 

Dee Evans                                   National Communications Director 2017 -

Acting Nevada State Director 2017 - 

                                                        Nevada State Director 2005 - 2017


Gary Teeluv Williams                Nevada State Director 2017 -2017 

June 15, 2017 & June 19, 2017  We will hold Juneteenth flag raisings, at 8:30am.


http://www.nationaljuneteenth.com/Juneteenth_Flag.html
http://www.juneteenthflag.com/


Juneteenth Flag Raising Service Honoring Black Military From All Branches of the Service. From Revolutionary Period to the present with emphasis on the 186,000 Civil War Soldiers and 20,000 Civil War Sailors who fought for their own freedom.


Thursday June 15, 2017 Las Vegas City Hall 495 South Main Street


Monday June 19, 2017 Martin Luther King Statue Martin Luther King & Carey,  North Las Vegas


2015 The Story Continues
Click Above For Juneteenth 150 Celebration

13th Amendment was Passed by Congress January 31, 1865 and Ratified December 6, 1865.

 

2015 was also the 150th anniversary of the passing of the 13th amendment which was Passed by Congress January 31, 1865 and Ratified December 6, 1865. This amendment declared, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

LAS VEGAS:

We need media coverage that gives voice to Juneteenth and its foundations. We need financial support to continue forward.


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