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Struggle is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it every generation. Coretta Scott King - 1927-2006

Who is the JPCI, and What Do they Do?

 

The mission of the Juneteenth Planning Commission, Inc. (JPCI) is to educate people of the significance that the African-American race has in the construction and diversity of our great nation, before, during and after the inhumane slavery era and the signing of the “Emancipation Proclamation” in 1863.

 

Hence, we recognize “America’s 2nd Independence Day,” Juneteenth, as a celebration of freedom and unity!


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What is Juneteenth?

Posted on April 15, 2010 by admin

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.


The JPCI is proud to be affiliated with the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)


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