Thursday June 15, 2017 Juneteenth Flag Raising Service
Las Vegas City Hall 495 South Main Street
Monday June 19, 2017 Juneteenth Flag Raising Service
Martin Luther King Statue Martin Luther King & Carey, North Las Vegas
Saturday June 17, 2017 Juneteenth Culture and History Lecture and Q&A Session
West Las Vegas Library Conference Room 951 W. Lake Mead
Sunday June 18, 2017 7th NJOF Juneteenth Jazz and Spoken Word Celebration : History’s eyes are ON YOU
West Las Vegas Library Theater 951 W. Lake Mead
Monday June 19, 2017 Juneteenth at the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign
Welcome to Las Vegas Sign 5100 Las Vegas Blvd
Heritage & Legacy Table Exhibits
Visit our Juneteenth Legacy Tables, and Meet Your Neighbors
12 Noon to 4:00 p.m
7th Annual Las Vegas Juneteenth Jazz & Spoken Word Celebration
by the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation’s (NJOF) Nevada State Director, Gary Teeluv Williams
2015 marked the 150th anniversary of the day in Galveston Texas when General Order No. 3 was read informing all within hearing that, “. . . in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property, between former masters and slaves and the connection heretofore existing between them, becomes that between employer and hired labor. The Freedmen are advised to remain at their present homes and work for wages. . .”
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.”
Co-sponsored by the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation, and the Las Vegas Clark County Library District, 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 these websites:
For more information, please contact the West Las Vegas Library at
Are you recognizing "June Is Juneteenth African American Jazz Legacy Month" (www.JuneteenthJazz.com)?
As the National Juneteenth Jazz Artist (www.JuneteenthJazz.com/press.html), we
encourage you to join us in the celebration of our rich Juneteenth Jazz legacy in June.
It is common for jazz to be recognized as an American art form. However, I rarely hear mention or a celebration of the people and the historic community that created the art form.
It is like calling a totem pole an American art form, but neglecting to mention the Native American experience, especially their unique spiritual and cultural lifestyle and historic legacy, from out of which the totem pole was created.
Jazz is known as African American Classical Music (www.JazzSpotliteNews.com). It was created from a people who arrived in chains from the shores of Africa in the belly of slave ships.
A people who created music out of the experience of enslavement to freedom and a continued struggle for justice and equality.
It was on the "19th of June" - Juneteenth Independence Day, that the enslaved in Galveston, Texas received an official announcement of freedom in 1865 (www.19thofJune.com). This was two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
Our ancestors, Americans of African descent, heard the news of freedom and celebrated! Thus creating America's historic second Independence Day and the oldest nationwide African American holiday observance.
Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in forty three states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Congress.
We are advocating the establishment of Juneteenth Independence Day as a National Day of Observance, for the purpose of reconciliation and healing from the legacy of enslavement (www.NationalDayofReconciliation.com & www.WorldDayofReconciliation.com).
June is the 150th year anniversary of Juneteenth in America.
June is also Black Music Month and declared recently, African American Music Appreciation Month, by President Barack Obama.
"June Is Black Music Month!" - CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH JAZZ - "Preserving Our African American Jazz Legacy!"
As legendary and master jazz bassist and educator, Dr. Larry Ridley, says concerning Juneteenth Jazz:
"A celebration of the roots that produced the fruits."
We look forward to you joining us in the celebration of our rich African American jazz legacy in June.
Please feel free to call me concerning the celebration of Juneteenth Jazz
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr. , M.D.
Founder & Chairman
National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign
National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC)
National Association of Juneteenth Jazz Presenters (NAJJP)
African American Jazz Caucus (AAJC)
Founder & Director
Fellowship of Creative Christian Jazz Musicians (FCCJM)
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 & Executive Producer 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.
There will be Juneteenth
Flag Raising Services across the nation to honor our African
American Veterans. This especially includes the 186,000 colored troops
and 20,000 colored sailors who fought for their own freedom during the Civil War.,The Buffalo
Soldiers, the WWI, Harlem Hellfighters, and the WWII African American
Army Engineers who helped end segregation in the armed
The African American army engineers built the historic Alcan Highway during World War II and completed the Sikanni Chief River Bridge on October 28, 1942 ultimately ending segregation in the U.S. military in 1948