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"20th of August"
(Commemorating the date the first Africans arrived in British colonial America in 1619)

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2013 1st African Landing Day    2013 1st African Landing Day    2013 1st African Landing Day
Community members gathered for a sprayer service honoring African Landing
Commemoration Day at Fort Monroe in August 2012. Pictured above, from left to
right, are Chadra Pittman Walke, Baba Awo Adeyemi and Larry Gibson playing
instruments in from of the historic first landing marker where the first documented
Africans arrived in Virginia at Point Comfort in August 1619.
Residents observe date of first Africans in city
by Andrea Castillo     August 21, 2013
Hampton Roads, VA

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6th Annual
"20th of August Observance"

August 20-23, 2015


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Reconciliation Prayer Service
Thursday, "20th of August", 2015, 12:00noon
1st Africans Landing Marker
Fort Monroe, VA

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"Honoring the 1st Africans who landed in the USA!"

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Hampton, VA 23669

Schedule of Events

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Richmond, VA

Commemorating the date the first slave ship, the White Lion, 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", 1619,
with the arrival of twenty Angolans, America's first middle passage. Our purpose is to seek
God in prayer for reconciliation and healing from the legacy of enslavement around the world.

Maafa Maafa

Established during the 2009

National Day of Reconciliation & Healing
from the Legacy of Enslavement

"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."
Midnight DJ

National Day of Remembrance
of the Maafa in America

"18th of June"
(Observed during the week of the celebration of Juneteenth in America)



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

"A Time to Heal, A Time to Pray"

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DONATE to the 1st Africans Monument Fund!

1st Africans Marker
Calvin Pearson stands near the marker commemorating the landing of the first Africans at
Old Point on Fort Monroe in Hampton in this 2009 photo.
(Joe Fudge, Daily Press file photo / August 2, 2011)
First African landing to be celebrated
by David Macaulay     August 2, 2011

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A celebration of Juneteenth and Caribbean American Heritage Month


North & South America

* Barbados    *Brazil    * Cuba    * Haiti   

* Jamaica    * Trinadad    * United States of America    * Virgin Islands

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Horn In The Corn
"Horn in the Corn" Bill Johnson, Photographer, Greenville, MS

Ron Myers, Piano & Trumpet

Minister, Physician & Jazz Musician
Artistic Director
Virginia Juneteenth Jazz & Heritge Reconciliation & Healing Festival
National Juneteenth Jazz Artist

Juneteenth Jazz

and the

"Juneteenth Jazz Praise Ensemble"



Todd Ledbetter
Todd Ledbetter
, Saxes

Herman Burney
Herman Burney
, Bass

Jairold Barnes, Drums

& others!

Reception - 6:00pm     Concert - 7:00pm

Saturday, August 20, 2015

American Theatre
125 East Mellen Street    Richmond, Virginia


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Report from
2009 WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance

Statement of Asst. United Nations Secretary General
Luc Gnacadja at the 2009 National Juneteenth Prayer Breakfast

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Asst. United Nations Secretary General Luc Gnacadja
at the National Press Club in Washington, DC



Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder & Chairman
P.O. Box 269     201 N. George Lee Avenue     Belzoni, Mississippi 39038     U.S.A.
662-392-2016     662-247-1471     662247-4767 Fax     e-mail:

June 17, 2009

President Barack Obama
United States of America
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama:

Man is plagued with the divisions of unresolved conflict around the world. Nations are limited by the deep scars of pain inflicted over generations of wars, slavery, oppression, et cetera among its inhabitants. Many countries have a great need for restoration so that there can be economic prosperity.

As restoration occurs, deep emotional scars vanish, healing occurs, and resources are released for restoration and peaceful sustainability.

In the spirit of peace, I humbly request your support for the establishment of the World Day of Reconciliation and Healing From the Legacy of Enslavement on the "Last Saturday in August." This is an extension of the observance of the National Day of Reconciliation and Healing from the Legacy of Enslavement on the "3rd Friday in June" in recognition of the tradegy of the Atlantic Slave Trade on the African Diaspara.

The world needs a model of reconciliation and healing that can be applied to all that deeply divides us. The World Day of Reconciliation and Healing From the Legacy of Enslavement will give all of mankind the opportunity to work toward healing, restoration and peace.


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

Juneteenth Independence Day - "19th f June"
National Day of Reconciliation and Healing From the Legacy of Enslavement - "3rd Friday in June"
National Juneteenth Black Holocaust “Maafa” Memorial Service

Washington, DC


Jack Gaines

Jack Gaines will deliver a messasge on "Biblical
at the National Juneteenth
Prayer Breakfast
during the National Day of
Reconciliation & Healing From the Legacy of Enslavement

at the nation's capitol
(Click for WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH Calendar of Events)

Charisma Magazine
Let Forgiveness Come First
by Jack Gaines     November, 2000

Click above purchase a copy of
"My Brothers Keeper Not My Brothers Killer"
by Pastor Jack Gaines

Charisma Juneteenth

Charisma Magazine
Remembering Juneteenth
by Felicia Mann     June 19, 2009

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Essence Magazine
Congress Honors Slaves Who Built U.S. Capitol

By Cynthia Gordy     June 17, 2010

Photo By Charles Dharapak
President Bush peers through 'The Door of No Return' where
slaves passed through to board ships taking them abroad.

USA Today Newspaper
Bush: 'Slavery a Great Crime'

By Associated Press (AP)     July 8, 2003

Del. Frank Hargrove, R-Hanover, speaks on the floor of the House
during the session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Monday. (AP)

Boston Globe Newspaper
Va. lawmaker who said blacks should ’get over’ slavery proposes celebrating Juneteenth
Associated Press    January 23, 2007

Virginia Juneteenth
State Holiday Observance Resolution

Daily Progress Newspaper
Hargrove proposes resolution to celebrate end of slavery
Bob Gibson    January 23, 2007

Washington Post
Senate Backs Apology for Slavery
Resolution Specifies That It Cannot Be Used in Reparations Cases

By Krissah Thomas     June 19, 2009

U.S. Senate Apology For Slavery
(Unanimously passed on 6/18/09)

Dr. James Cameron
James Cameron, the oldest known lynching survivor, speaking at a
special press conference with members of the U.S. Senate during the
week of the observance of Juneteenth 2005.

Washington Post
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
on "Juneteenth"

Charisma Magazine
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 meeting.

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.


Charisma Magazine
The Apology That Shook A Continent
by Addrienne Gaines     March, 2000

Charisma Magazine
A Prophetic Perspective
by Mark Pollard     November, 2000

Charisma Magazine
The History America Chose to Forgot
by Valerie G. Lowe     November, 2000

Charisma Magazine
Let Forgiveness Come First
by Jack Gaines     November, 2000

Charisma Magazine
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)

Washington Post
The Roots of Reconciliation
by Christian Davenport     September 30, 2004

Charisma Magazine
British Evangelist Treks Across United States Repenting for Slavery
by Peter K. Johnson     May, 2004

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