National Juneteenth

America's Official Juneteenth Foundation

Thank You NJOF Family & the Juneteenth Nation, We Did It! 

As the leader in the effort that made Juneteenth National Independence Day a holiday, we thank each of you that sent emails, letters, or made telephone calls to your United States Senators and Representatives requesting their support of legislation to make Juneteenth Independence Day a Holiday!

A Juneteenth Story...

It was the United States Colored Troops (USCT), who dispatched from City Point, VA (present-day Hopewell, VA) as a "Show of Force" along the Texas\Mexico border to France's Maximilian, ran into a storm in the Gulf of Mexico and were forced to land at Galveston, TX on June 19, 1865. Over 4,000 USCT bivouac on the island that day bringing realization to the rumors of freedom to those still enslaved, while General Order #3 was posted on the door of the Colored church (present-day Reedy Chapel) informing all of their Absolute Equality

NJOF is a national foundation, including hundreds of local organizations, that have been instrumental in the passage of Juneteenth Independence Day legislation.   The NJOF advances the right of Freedom through its initiatives including education, health, music, art, and technology, creating opportunities for a better life for all.  By focusing on these key building blocks the NJOF movement creates long-lasting community change. The NJOF is a call to action for everyone to become a part of the change.