Host a White House Juneteenth Celebration honoring slaves who built it
  • Petitioned President of the United States

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President of the United States

Host a White House Juneteenth Celebration honoring slaves who built it

    1. Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.
    2. Petition by

      Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.

      Belzoni, MS

Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom from enslavement in America. It is recognized by the U.S. Congress, the District of Columbia and most states as Juneteenth Independence Day. 

http://www.nationaljuneteenth.com/Senate.html 

Juneteenth, or the "19th of June", recognizes June 19, 1865, in Galveston, TX, when Union General Gordon Granger announced freedom for all slaves in the Southwest. This was the last major vestige of slavery in the United States following the end of the Civil War. This occurred more than two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln. Upon the reading of General Order #3 by General Granger, the former slaves celebrated jubilantly, establishing America's second Independence Day Celebration and the oldest African American holiday observance.

Americans of African descent built both the White House and the U.S. Capitol during the tyranny of enslavement. Our ancestors have made many significant contributions to the building of the infrastructure of America that have yet to be acknowledged.

http://articles.cnn.com/2008-12-02/us/slaves.white.house_1_colored-man-s-reminiscences-slaves-first-president?_s=PM:US

America's second Independence Day and the building of the White House by Americans of African descent during the tyranny of enslavement should be personally recognized by the President of the United States during the celebration of Juneteenth Independence Day.

 http://www.nationaljuneteenth.com/Obama.html

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    • nahshon anderson NEW YORK, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      Its a part of American History that should be acknowledged!!!

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    • DR. EBERT HINO CYPRESS, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      BECAUSE IT IS TRUE HISTORY, NOT LIKE MOST OF THE HISTORY WE ARE FEED.

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    • Renae Traylor TULSA, OK
      • over 1 year ago

      I leave free to be educated, to be able to travel, to worship openly these are only a few reasons. the most important reason is our great great grand parents died for this cause and they should be remembered for the struggles of life. My granddaughter told me "it is not death that I fear but the struggles of life" this is how she feels today then what must our ancestors have felt then. please honor there stolen lives.

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    • Annessa Wyman OBERLIN, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      Juneteenth is America's 2nd independence day.

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    • Carole Terry NEW ROCHELLE, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      As an African American, our historic contributions need to be acknowledged.

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