President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation
On January 1, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation which declared that all persons held as slaves within the rebellious states shall be free.
General Order No. 3
On June 19, 1865 U.S. Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger issued General Order No. 3, which informed the people of Texas that all enslaved people were now free.
Biden signs bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday
In June 2021, Congress passed a resolution establishing Juneteenth as a national holiday; President Biden signed it into law on June 17, 2021.
To bring all Americans together to celebrate our common bond of freedom through the recognition, observance, education, and historic preservation of Juneteenth in America
The NJOF Queen Aciea Spade
Queen Aciea Spade visited Alabama for a back to school rally in Bessemer!
Happy Blessed Fathers Day
June 19th, 2022 | Kelly Ingram Park
During our awesome Father's Day special we gave out 175 gifts to the men in attendance.
2022 Event Photo Gallery
The Official National Junetenth Of Alabama Celebration
Want to learn more about Juneteenth? We will be launching a class to our community soon.
THE NATIONAL JUNETEENTH OBSERVANCE FOUNDATION OF ALABAMA EVENT GALLERY
- These are pictures from our most recent events!
Appreciation Awards July 5th, 2021
- The Harbert Center