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MESSAGE FROM NAJL PRESIDENT
NAJL MISSION STATEMENT
PRESS & CORRESPONDENCE
National Association of Juneteenth
1104 Janes Avenue
Saginaw, Michigan 48607
Juneteenth Freedom: Written by NAJL President, Lula
A Celebration of Freedom
Juneteenth the oldest African American Holiday.
June 19,1865 is the date that word of freedom finally reached the slaves in Texas, some 2
½ years after slavery had officially ended...
Meaning of Juneteenth
The meaning of Juneteenth Independence Day...
This celebration of freedom from slavery is the
oldest African-American holiday observance in the United States. However the majority of
slaves in the south were not aware of their freedom until june19,1865. For more than 200
years our ancestors were forced to submit to slavery. They prayed, cried, fought and died
for the day that they would be free.