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National Association of Juneteenth Lineage

Celebrating Culture & Independence

WHY JUNETEENTH

When the United States won its independence, the freedom of the states changed little for the most subjugated and enslaved within the former colonies. In fact, many colonizers who participated in chattel slavery had fought in the American Revolution over fears that the abolition of slavery sweeping through their former homelands would also take root in the "New" World. Upon the revolution’s victory, and immediate fears over abolition put to rest, it was not until nearly a century later that freedom became more accessible to everyone. Celebration of Juneteenth honors  those who demanded for more than a performative acknowledgement of justice and also supports a more inclusive understanding of independence.

Lula Briggs Galloway 

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FOREMOTHER OF JUNETEENTH

  • Lula Briggs Galloway, National Association of Juneteenth Lineage, founder of the Juneteenth Creative Cultural Center and Museum in Saginaw, MI; author the book, Juneteenth: Ring the Bell of Freedom

  • Lula Briggs Galloway spent decades lobbying for national recognition of Juneteenth

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  • Galloway passed away in 2008

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  • She once worked with former U.S. Senator and Republican Trent Lott on national recognition

TitleJuneteenth, Ring the Bell of Freedom

AuthorLula Briggs Galloway

EditorAudrey Beatty

ContributorNational Association of Juneteenth Linage

PublisherNational Association of Juneteenth Lineage, 1999

Length275 pages

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RISE OF THE DISPORA

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We’ve been planning for a very impactful and important event to take place August 18-25th in Atlanta, GA.   With only 100 more days left, it’s time to start spreading the word! Save the date for our “Birth of a New Nation” Global Peace Summit.   The Birth of a New Nation Global Peace Summit (BNNGPS) is a transformative summit redefining traditional approaches to global issues affecting Black people of African and Indigenous descent with fresh perspectives and proactive solutions. By embracing our diversity, cutting-edge technology, and collaborative partnerships, we're pioneering a new era of impactful change on a global scale in solidarity.   Here’s what you can expect:   Roundtable Discussions Expert Panels Global Press Conference Informative Workshops Royal Welcoming Ceremony Empowering Keynote Speakers International Food Village Networking Events Cultural Entertainment and Exchanges Diaspora Awards and Gala Policy-writing action groups And much more…

Silicone Valley 

Black Legends Awards

Where we will celebrate and honor African American Pioneers who have made an immense contribution to Silicon Valley. This is your chance to experience first-hand, their inspiring stories and learn about our heritage! Plus you’ll be contributing towards creating the San Jose Black History Museum Silicon Valley – it’s a win-win situation that can’t be missed!

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The NAJL Celebrates 

 Errol "DOC" Holliday Sr

DIASPORA AEROSPACE HEAD DIRECTOR

HUBBLE TELESCOPE HEAD ENGINEER 

Errol "DOC" Holliday Sr. the S.T.E.M. Class 2022 Awardee into the Silicon Black Legends. U.S.Navy- Retiree & Aerospace Engineer Retiree

 

I would enjoy and want to continue my Life's work for our African American Community History to be TOLD.

 

Respectfully Yours

Errol "DOC" Holliday Sr.

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HUBBLE TELESCOPE

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Alkebulan Ominira

The Alkebulan Ominira celebrates the path to freedom and observes principles of character to protect our independence.

Mansa Museum

To support our vision to expand in educational resources, our museum initiative will provide the public with live and interactive forms of educational support.

Academic Resources

Through our partnership with BH365, we will be providing reading resources and commercial projects that are connected to Black History. 

Partners & Sponsors

The NAJL's work is also made possible with the support of these partners and sponsors
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