Juneteenth Nevada located in Las Vegas continues on the path of Education, Unity and Diversity. The release of the Juneteenth 2022 calendar includes commemoration programs and flag raisings of the authorized Juneteenth red, white and blue flag over the city halls of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson. Caesars Entertainment and Anthem Medicare have returned to support the Juneteenth Nevada Program, the Clark County Library District has expanded support and United Healthcare, the College of Southern Nevada have joined the celebrations this year.
Juneteenth National Independence Day recognizes June 19, 1865 in Galveston TX. Juneteenth 2022 is also World Sickle Cell Day and Father's Day. The first Father’s Day fell on June 19, 1910. This year Juneteenth Nevada joins the nationwide Juneteenth family in acknowledging the Founding Fathers of Freedom, the United States Colored Troops. More than 3000 troopers were present in Galveston. After the war’s end, USCT became US Army calvary and infantry units, later known as the buffalo soldiers, evolving into first National Park Service rangers, opening the way for the All Black US Army Corp of Engineers, Tuskegee Airmen, Triple Nickel and others.
Juneteenth Nevada will be producing events from June 1st to June 20th including Juneteenth flag raisings, a photo exhibit at the West Las Vegas Art Center & West Las Vegas Library Theatre, a continuation of the Music From the Belly of the Slave Ship - From Africa to America series, a play excerpt recognizing civil rights activist Harry T. Moore by ConFunkShun artists, A.P. Ri’Chard and lead singer Felton Pilate, presentation of the annual Legacy Awards, a Unity Weekend at CSN Charleston campus with Hip-Hop Entrepreneurs, Juneteenth Jazz and a Juneteenth Unity Pow Wow.
Juneteenth Nevada / The National Juneteenth Observance Foundation Nevada is seeking your financial and volunteer support for 2022 activities in Clark County. Your donation will be acknowledged on the Juneteenth Nevada website, flyers, posters in interviews and press releases. Table space will be available at our events for distribution of your information.
Juneteenth Nevada is a 501c3 non profit organization, that has been a member of the Las Vegas community since 2005. We were instrumental in the 2011 passage of the Nevada Day of Observance of Juneteenth, as well as the passage of the 2021 Juneteenth National Independence Day holiday. Juneteenth was introduced to 47 states and the District of Columbia by the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation. Juneteenth recognizes Galveston TX, June 19, 1865, when federal troops arrived, including 3,000 United States Colored Troops, and General Order #3 was posted, announcing freedom from enslavement
Juneteenth Posting of General Order #3 on Church Doors
Juneteenth occurs on Father’s Day. The national theme for 2022 will be recognition of the Founding Fathers of Freedom, the United States Colored Troops who proudly marched into Galveston Texas in their military uniforms, gold buttons shining in the sun, announcing freedom to those still held enslaved, June 19, 1865. On that day, General Order #3 was posted on the door of what was known as the Colored Church, now Reedy Chapel.
We are asking houses of worship across the country to post General Order #3 in recognition of that pronouncement. We ask that churches return to their place in history as the foundation of the community. 1865, the minister confirmed, to the enslaved, that the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed 2 ½ years earlier, granting their freedom.
Donations to support Juneteenth Programs and Activities, Payable to Juneteenth Nevada, may be sent to P.O. Box 80071, Las Vegas NV 89180 . or PayPal.Me/NJOFNV1. For more information, call 888.509. NJOF (6563) x701 or visit the website at www.JuneteenthNevada.org
Thank you in advance for your support.
Deborah 'Dee' Evans
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation Nevada
888.509.NJOF (6563) x701