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Friday, June 22, 2007

Last year I did a post on Juneteenth. In it, I mentioned that I was disappointed in the lack of news articles that showed up covering it. I even mentioned that I had hoped that in 2007 there would be more articles.

The old adage – “Be careful for what you wish for, it might just come true” seems to apply here.
2006 articles – 23
2007 articles – 1,954

Ughhh.

I am not even going to comment on all the bad publicity, instead I thought I would share a link to a local station in Charleston that took it serious and provided good coverage of the local event. The article also has a link to the video story they did originally.

Also, I am going to modify my wish from 2006 –

Perhaps next year, we will see more people celebrating Juneteenth or at least a bit more people acknowledge its existence. For no matter what you feel about the causes of the war, this is an example of something good that came out of it. Something very good.

And say -
Perhaps next year, we will see more people celebrating Juneteenth or at least a bit more people acknowledge its existence in a positive way. For no matter what you feel about the causes of the war, this is an example of something good that came out of it. Something very good.




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Juneteenth is America's 2nd Independence Day celebration. 29 states recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday or state holiday observance, as well as the Congress of the United States.

Together we will see Juneteenth become a national holiday in Amemrica!

"DOC"
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.
Chairman
National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)
National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC)
http://www.Juneteenth.us
http://www.19thofJune.com
http://www.njclc.com
http://www.JuneteenthJazz.com

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