NATIONAL JUNETEENTH OBSERVANCE FOUNDATION (NJOF)
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Chairman
P.O. Box 269
Belzoni, Mississippi 39038
662-247-3364     662-247-4767 Fax
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July 25, 2011


Secretary Ken Salazar
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240

Dear Secretary Salazar:

This missive is written to extend an invitation for you to attend our 2nd Annual World Day of Reconciliation and Healing From the Legacy of Enslavement, in Richmond, Virginia and Old Point Comfort, Fort Monroe, in Hampton, Virginia, on August 20, 2011. I have enclosed a Schedule of Events and informational flyers for your review.

Unfortunately, while I was honored to be the keynote speaker at the 2011 Dept. of Interior Juneteenth Observance in Washington, DC., I was not afforded the opportunity to speak to you. I wanted to personally express to you, as the leader of the "Modern Juneteenth Movement" in America, the importance of our enslavement legacy project at Old Point Comfort, Fort Monroe, through the establishment of a National Park and Juneteenth Reconciliation Monument at the site of the landing of the first Africans in America.

Our Juneteenth Director for the state of Virginia is Sheri Bailey, Director of the annual Virginia Juneteenth Celebration in Hampton, VA. According to my recent conversation with sister Bailey, she was not aware of your recent trip to Hampton, VA concerning the proposed national park project.

Please let me know who you have designated as the Project Director on this extremely important enslavement legacy project to African Americans. We not only want to well informed by the DOI concerning the proposed national park, but we desire to play a key role in all planning, especially the area where the historic marker where our ancestors first arrived in America is located.

Please let us know if you are able to attend.

Sincerely,


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

enclosures

- Schedule of Events & Informational Flyers



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Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder & Chairman
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