"All African Americans should know about this observance day. Our history as Americans and as Muslims has developed to unite us again with the Motherland, Africa.
It is a new life we want for ourselves as descendants of Africa in America. Recently, we made a statement expressing these deep sentiments, the Statement is: “A commitment to continue in the best tradition of the African American struggle for improvement on self and race.”
This is expressed in the language, New Africa. Juneteenth observance gives us an opportunity to publish our best sentiments and preserve this day that celebrates our Emancipation. The Emancipation process must continue until we are free spiritually as well as bodily." Imam W. Deen Mohammed