by Kitty Pope
As Juneteenth is being recognized around the United States more than ever this year, African Diaspora Tourism would like to pay tribute and special thanks to the late Rev. Dr. Ronald V. Myers Sr. M.D., who worked tirelessly and dedicated his life to making Juneteenth a national day of observance. As President of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation, Dr. Myers was instrumental in the passage of Juneteenth legislation in 45 states and the District of Columbia.
Dr. Myers was also the Founder of the National Day of Reconciliation and Healing From the Legacy of Enslavement, observed on the “18th of June," which includes the National Day of Remembrance of the Maafa in America and the National Juneteenth Black Holocaust Maafa Memorial Service, in Washington, DC. He is also the Founder of the World Day of Reconciliation and Healing from the Legacy of Enslavement, observed on the "20th of August", in Hampton, VA. Rev., Dr. Myers works with church leaders to apply the principals of "Biblical Reconciliation" to bring healing to the nation from the scars of enslavement. We would like to thank Dr. Myers for his efforts and laying the groundwork for the continuation of his work to make Juneteenth Independence Day, a national day of recognition.
May he Rest in Peace and Power!
For more information about the National Juneteenth Foundation, please visit http://nationaljuneteenth.com/