June 4, 2018 JUNETEENTH FLAG
RAISING Salute to Women of African Descent in the Military M. L. King Statue,
North Las Vegas
June 7, 2018 JUNETEENTH FLAG RAISING Salute to Women of African Descent in the Military Council Chambers, Las Vegas City Hall
We will recognize women in the military from Cathay Williams (1844 – 1892), a.k.a. William Cathay, the first known African American woman to enlist in the United States Army, and the only black woman documented to serve in the US army in the 19th century to Michelle Howard. In 2014, Howard became the first female four-star admiral and took over as vice chief of naval operations. Two years later, President Barack Obama chose her to head Europe and Africa, making her the first female four-star admiral to command operational forces.
June 15-16, 2018 JUNETEENTH JAZZ, ARTS, AND SPOKEN WORD CELEBRATION Raising Awareness of Juneteenth / West Las Vegas Library
Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation and Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, these events are part of a series of celebrations across the United States. The library days provide network opportunity for locals, live entertainment, award recognition to members of the community and presentation of information by a variety of speakers.
June 15, 2018 2ND JUNETEENTH CULTURE AND HISTORY LECTURE AND Q&A
June 16, 2018 8th JUNETEENTH JAZZ, ARTS, AND SPOKEN WORD CELEBRATION
7th NJOF Juneteenth Jazz and Spoken Word Celebration
Juneteenth Culture and History Lecture and Q&A Session
Juneteenth Flag Raising
June 15-19, 2017
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
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
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation is a 501c3 organization
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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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
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.’
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 -
Nevada State Director 2005 - 2017
Gary Teeluv Williams Nevada State Director
Joseph Sayles Social Coordinator
2018 Flag Raisings Will be Held at 9:00AM
Dates and Locations to the Left
June 15, 2017 & June 19, 2017 We will hold Juneteenth flag raisings, at 8:30am.
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