WORLD DAY OF RECONCILIATION & HEALING
FROM THE LEGACY OF ENSLAVEMENT
Richmond, Virginia (USA) - Liverpool, England - Benin, West Africa
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.
"20th of August Observance"
August 20-23, 2015
Reconciliation Prayer Service
Thursday, "20th of August", 2015, 12:00noon
1st Africans Landing Marker
Fort Monroe, VA
(Tell reservations you are with the
"World Day of Reconciliation" for group rates)
Crown Plaza Marina
700 Settlers Landing Rd.
Hampton, VA 23669
Schedule of Events
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.
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."
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"
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)
"Horn in the Corn"
Bill Johnson, Photographer
, Greenville, MS
Jairold Barnes, Drums
Reception - 6:00pm Concert - 7:00pm
Saturday, August 20, 2015
125 East Mellen Street Richmond, Virginia
$20.00 ADMISSION! DONATIONS APPRECIATED!
NATIONAL DAY OF RECONCILIATION AND HEALING
FROM THE LEGACY OF ENSLAVEMENT
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder & Chairman
P.O. Box 269 201 N. George Lee Avenue Belzoni, Mississippi 39038
662-392-2016 662-247-1471 662247-4767 Fax
www.Juneteenth.us www.19thofJune.com www.njclc.com
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
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
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