Last Friday, The National Juneteenth Observance Foundation held a prayer breakfast and discussion at the National Press Club.Among the panelists was Reverend Ronald Myers of the National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council. In our video interview with him, Dr. Myers explains the need for a national Juneteenth holiday .
Kem Lambert, president of Blacks in Government at the Department of Interior, where Abraham Lincoln tasked the government agency, in an effort ‘deal’ with the race problem in America, with colonizing free Blacks to areas like Haiti, the Panama, and Liberia.
On the effort to have President Obama make Juneteenth a national holiday, Lambert said, “The president observes every other holiday. He has Hispanics and Asian Americans at the White House to celebrate their holidays, while we can’t even get in the front door, not to mention the back.”
Several legislators, include Rep. Danny K. Davis are also helping to make Juneteenth a national holiday.
Alice Patterson of Texas, author of Bridging the Racial and Political Divide, founder of Justice At the Gate, and the granddaughter of a Klu Klux Klan member, says it’s “America is divided and needs to be united. She is calling for a healing between the races, especially in politics as she explains the difference between the parties, and expresses a concerted genocidal effort aimed at African Americans. She sees the Juneteenth holiday as a way to mend the past. She was awarded the National Juneteenth Black Holocaust MAAFA award at the prayer breakfast. Watch our interview with Ms. Patterson as she discusses politics, her life as the granddaughter of a KKK member, and Black genocide.
President Obama issued the following Juneteenth remarks this weekend:
For more on Juneteenth visit www.NationalJuneteenth.com.