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WE CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH! New Orleans, June 19 / JUNETEENTH.com — The observance of Juneteenth is about the journey and achievement of African Americans – from a horrific period of sanctioned enslavement to the pinnacle of human endeavors. It is a story of pride, resilience and determination that will always be of historical and spiritual importance – as it serves us well to understand that together, we can overcome all obstacles in our path.
As we know it, June 19th 1865, was the day word reached the enslaved in Galveston, Texas that their emancipation had been made formal, though it had been so since January, 1, 1863. And with those words, our country changed, this world changed. And, with bold and contentious decisions, we have continued to change – striving always to make it right, to make it better for all.
Again, we have the opportunity to look back at this nearly century-and-a-half journey of progress. We pay homage to those who have gone before us, those that have paved the road to freedom – many with their lives. We stand on their shoulders. We, as a collective, from all walks of life, are a part of this victory. We celebrate freedom.
Through our celebrations we reflect this independence. Through grass roots organizing and community collaboration we enjoy the creativity and dedication that produce celebrations from the dinner table to the backyard barbeque, from the neighborhood block party to the city wide parade, and from the school cafeteria to the corporate conference room. There is no governing body that sanctions or approves Juneteenth celebrations or Juneteenth organizations. We encourage everyone to participate in a local event or start their own tradition. Strengthening the ties that bind us should always be our objective. Unity and peace are our goals.
As we pay tribute to the journey, we acknowledge the many roles and contributions of the African American spirit to our society. We embrace the past as well as the future that only unity, respect and appreciation can bring. To the countless supporters, organizers and attendees of Juneteenth celebrations hosted all across this nation and beyond, you are writing the history of our country and our world – there can be no greater honor than that. We thank you.
We Celebrate Juneteenth! JUNETEENTH.com Comments About Junteenth.com Awareness and appreciation for Juneteenth is growing exponentially across the U.S. and beyond, as people of all races and ethnicities recognize the wonderful opportunity to come together in appreciation, reconciliation and commemoration. The JUNETEENTH.com website was formally launched in 1996 to provide a channel in which to connect all who share the vision of this celebration. We encourage all to join in the preparation for the 150th Juneteenth Anniversary. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more Information contact: Clifford Robinson email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 504 644-4691 Web site: www.JUNETEENTH.com
US Rep. Alma Adams – Human Rights Medal at The 60th Anniversary Sit-In Anniversary Breakfast Celebration The Highest Honor from North Carolina A&T State University at the Celebration in Greensboro, North Carolina. January 31, 2020
EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Jan. 9, 2020) – In celebration of the courageous and brave acts of Jibreel Khazan (formally Ezell Blair Jr.), Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil and David Richmond – known collectively as the A&T Four – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Feb. 1, 1960 Sit-In Commemorative Program, beginning at 7 a.m., Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, with special guest speaker, Roland S. Martin.
Six decades ago, those four N.C. A&T freshmen, sat down at a “White’s Only” lunch counter at Woolworth’s Department Store, in peaceful demonstration and request of equal service. Their act of unity sparked the sit-in movement across the country, further amplifying the voice of the modern Civil Rights Movement.
Accordingly, Martin has devoted a significant portion of his career focusing on issues impacting the African American community, most notably political advocacy.
Martin is currently the host and managing editor of #RolandMartinUnfiltered, the first daily online show in history focused on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African American perspective.
Having been named as one of the 150 Most Influential African Americans in the United States four times by Ebony Magazine, he has been showered with more than 30 awards for journalistic excellence, including Journalist of the Year in 2013 by the National Association of Black Journalists for his extensive focus on voter suppression and other issues of concern to African Americans during the 2012 election.
Martin spent six years as a contributor for CNN, appearing on numerous shows and earning accolades for his no-holds barred honesty, conviction and perspective on various issues. He spent 13 years at TV One, where he played an integral role in building the Black-owned network.
He has penned several books including, “Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith,” “Speak, Brother! A Black Man’s View of America,” and “The First: President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House as originally reported by Roland S. Martin,” and contributed to many others.
The February One Sit-In program includes (all events are on the A&T campus):
Breakfast: 7 a.m., Alumni-Foundation Event Center
Program, featuring Roland S. Martin, 8 a.m.
Laying of the A&T Four Memorial Wreath, 10 a.m., February One Monument
Panel Discussion, 10:30 a.m., Harrison Auditorium
About North Carolina A&T State University North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is the nation’s largest historically black university, ranked number one among public HBCUs by U.S. News & World Report. It is a land-grant, doctoral high-research classified university by the Carnegie Foundation and constituent member of the University of North Carolina system. A&T is known for its leadership in producing graduates in engineering, agriculture and other STEM fields. The university was founded in 1891 and is located in Greensboro, North Carolina.