Pastoral Letter of Support
NATIONAL JUNETEENTH CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D, Founder & Chairman
201 N. George Lee Avenue P.O. Box 269
Belzoni, MS 39038
662-392-2016 662-247-1471 662-247-4767 Fax
e-mail: MyersFound@aol.com web site: www.njclc.com
June 3, 2012
The National Day of Reconciliation and Healing From the Legacy of
Enslavement, which takes place annually on the "3rd Friday of June", during the week of the observance of
Juneteenth in America, will take place on Friday, June 15, 2012. The day was established in recognition of former
Congressman Tony Hall's unsuccessful efforts to pass a congressional apology for slavery on the
"19th of June", 2000,
Juneteenth Independence Day, in Washington, DC.
While working closely with Congressman Hall, I learned first hand that America's slave legacy was still a very contemptuous
issue for many Americans, who would rather ignore history then embrace the truth. The historic speech given by Senator
Barack Obama, before being elected president, in response to the remarks made by his former pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright,
provided an opportunity for America to address the issue of race. However, the annual observance of
Juneteenth provides America the greatest opportunity to addres the need of racial reconciliation and healing becuase
it all began with our dark history of enslavement.
National Juneteenth Black Holocaust "Maafa" Memorial Service always takes place during the
National Day of Reconciliation and Healing From the Legacy of
Enslavement. The theme of this unique worship service is "A Time to Heal, A Time to Pray" and is part of
WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance. The service is scheduled to begin at 3:00pm, on Friday,
June 15, 2012, at Lincoln Park United Methodist
Rev. Dr. Diane Dixon-Proctor, Pastor, 1301 North Carolina Avenue, N.E., in the nation's
capitol, Washington, DC. President Obama has been invited to participate in the
service and lead the nation in a prayer of healing from the legacy of slavery.
The annual observance of Juneteenth provides America with the greatest opportunity to bring about a constructive
resolution to the issue of the enslavement of Americans of African descent and the continued racial conflict that affects
I prayerfully request your support for the National Day of Reconciliation
and Healing From the Legacy of Slavery and your participation in the National Juneteenth Black Holocaust "Maafa"
Memorial Service, which is part of the
WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance. If you are unable to
travel to Washington, DC and worship with us on the "3rd Friday in June", 2012, please prayerfully consider
holding a similar worship service at your church.
You are also invited to attend our
2012 National Juneteenth Prayer Breakfast, at the
National Press Club, on Friday, June 15, 2012, beginning at 8:30am. If you plan to attend, please let me know.
Thank you for your support for the annual National Day of Reconciliation
and Healing From the Legacy of Slavery. America needs healing and only a move of God in our hearts will bring that
healing to fruition.
Look forward to hearing from you and your continued prayers for healing.
In Christ's Love, I Respectfully Remain Your Servant,
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.