In 2000, the late Rev. Ronald Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder & Chairman of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) came to Washington, DC to begin the campaign to establish Juneteenth Independence Day as a National Day of Observance and an official state holiday or state holiday observance in all 50 states and U.S. territories. As of today, 47 states have a state recognized holiday.
NJOF is a national foundation, including hundreds of local organizations. It advances the right of Freedom through its initiatives including education, health, music and art, creating opportunities for a better life for all.
Help Make Juneteenth a
National Day of Observance
Sign the petition at www.juneteenth.us
Juneteenth is now recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in 47 states and the District of Columbia. Texas, of course, was the first state in 1980.
Only 4 states remain.