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NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
MAAFA IN AMERICA
(observed during the week of the celebration of Juneteenth in America)
"Most Americans, black and white, would rather not discuss slavery. As with many subjects denial is the
position most prefer. Whites because of guilt and responsibility, but blacks for reasons deep seeded in
some twisted belief that to be enslaved in somehow makes you a lesser being."
"A Time to Heal, A Time to Pray"
2 Corinthians 5:18-19 (NIV)
18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ
and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was
reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins
against them. And he has committed to us the message of
Pray for racial healing in America!
Our nation needs healing from the legacy of enslavement.
Lord have mercy! Heal our nation in Jesus name!
Scripture: II Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name,
shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face,
and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
Scripture: Isaiah 30:25 & 26
"There will be on every high mountain
And on every high hill
Rivers and streams of waters,
In the day of the great slaughter,
When the towers fall.
Morever the light of the sun will be sevenfold,
As the light of seven days,
In the day that the Lord binds up the bruise of His people
And heals the stroke of their wound."
CONFESSING THE SINS OF OUR NATION & CLAIMING GOD'S HEALING!
(left) Sen. Hank Wilkins, IV, sponsor of
(right) former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee
2005 Arkansas Juneteenth State Holiday Bill (SB263)
"The third Saturday in June shall be known as 'Juneteenth Independence Day' to
commemorate the end of over 200 years of slavery in the United States of America
and to demonstrate racial reconciliation and healing from the legacy of slavery."
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Ollie Gonzalez, 52, of Edinburg places
flowers on one of the four gravesites at
Restlawn Cemetery on Saturday, June 16,
2012. Gonzalez remembers as a child
visiting the cemetery and asking her
mother why they were separate from the
rest of the cemetery.
Slavery, its scars revisited on Juneteenth
By Ildefonso Ortiz
June 18, 2012
Saxophonist Darryl Dixon, center performs with Eddie Perales on
flute, right, and Alberto Plummer on trumpet, left, and other
members of the SGI Latin Jazz Band during the Juneteenth
celebration in East Orange.
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.
Omaha National Juneteenth Memorial Maafa Prayer &
Reconciliation Healing Service
(Every Monday following the 2nd Sunday in June during the
week of the observance of Juneteenth in America)
Monday, June 16, 2014, 12:00noon
Steps of City Hall
A Remembrance of the Red Summer of 1919
Omaha Race Riot of 1919
Wreath Laying Ceremony
Saturday, "18th of June", 2016, 5:00pm
Lincoln Park Emancipation Memorial
(across the street from)
Lincoln Park United Methodist Church)
Rev. Dr. Diane Dixon-Proctor, Pastor
1301 North Carolina Avenue, N.E.
Presentation of the Dr. James Cameron National Juneteenth Leadership Award
Dr. James Cameron, Founder
America's Black Holocaust Museum
By Melissa Golden, for USA TODAY
Participants sing the National Anthem during a
wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate
Juneteenth at the Emancipation Memorial in Lincoln
Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of
Washington, D.C., on June 15
Juneteenth, A Time of Remembrance of the
Horrors of the MAAFA In America
Statement By Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.
BARBARA L. SALISBURY/THE WASHINGTON TIMES People hold hands as a sign of
solidarity at a service at Lincoln
Park United Methodist Church in the District on Friday
to commemorate Juneteenth and the Maafa, or Africa Holocaust.
WORLD DAY OF RECONCILIATION & HEALING
FROM THE LEGACY OF ENSLAVEMENT
Richmond, Virginia (USA) - Liverpool, England - Benin, West Africa
"Latter End of August Observance"
"20th of August", 2015
Commemorating the date the first slave ship, the
, landed in Virginia at
Old Point Comfort
today's Fort Monroe, from the shores of West Africa. This occurred on the
"latter end of August"
with the arrival of twenty Angolans, America's first
. Our purpose is to seek
God in prayer for reconciliation and healing from the legacy of enslavement around the world.
2009 WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance
Statement of Asst. United Nations Secretary General
Luc Gnacadja at the 2009 Juneteenth Prayer Breakfast
Asst. United Nations Secretary General Luc Gnacadja
at the National Press Club in Washington, DC
Photos from 2009 WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH
Statement of Unconditional Forgiveness
Photo By Charles Dharapak
President Bush peers through 'The Door of No Return' where
slaves passed through to board ships taking them abroad.
, the oldest known lynching survivor, speaking at a
special press conference with members of the U.S. Senate
week of the observance of Juneteenth
A Senate Apology for History on Lynching
Vote Condemns Past Failure to Act
by Avis Thomas-Lester June 14, 2005
Historic Congressional Apology For Slavery
Rev., Dr. Myers seen to the right of Congressman Tony Hall (D-OH)
during the historic announcement of legislation for a Congressional
Apology for Slavery
U.S. House Member Renews Call for Apology for Slavery
by Adrienne S. Gaines September, 2000
M. Jacques Chirac,right, President of the Republic of France, is shown here with
M. John Agyekum Kufuor, left, the President of the Republic of Ghana in a 2005
Westside Story Newspaper
France Commemorates Slavery and Its Abolition As A National Day Of Remembrance
Empire News Network September 28, 2006
The Washington Times
Somber ceremony marks slavery's end
by Denise Barnes June 22, 2003
Juneteenth, A Day of Remembrance, Celebration
By Angel Wilson June 26, 2003
African Leader Atones For the Legacy of Slavery
In 1999 Benin President Mathieu Kérékou called for a historic
gathering of spiritual leaders to atone--to Africans of the Diaspora--for the legacy
of slavery. His intention was to heal his nation of any economic and spiritual famine
caused by slavery, oppression and injustice.
The Apology That Shook A Continent
by Addrienne Gaines March, 2000
A Prophetic Perspective
by Mark Pollard November, 2000
The History America Chose to Forgot
by Valerie G. Lowe November, 2000
Let Forgiveness Come First
by Jack Gaines November, 2000
Marchers Apologize For 'African Holocaust'
by Clive Price March, 2007
Orlando Ridout IV, left, a descendant of a slave auctioneer, embraces
Chris Haley, right, a descendant of Kunta Kinte's, and Kunta Kinte Foundation
official Leonard Blackshear.
(Mark Gail -- The Washington Post)
The Roots of Reconciliation
by Christian Davenport September 30, 2004
British Evangelist Treks Across United States Repenting for Slavery
by Peter K. Johnson May, 2004