The proclamation reaches the South where a family of slaves receives news of their emancipation.

The proclamation reaches the South where a family of slaves receives news of their emancipation.


There is a common misconception among Americans that Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves with a stroke of his pen. Yet the Emancipation Proclamation, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 1863, did no such thing — or, at least, it didn't do a very good job of it. Two and a half years later, on June 19, 1865, Union soldiers sailed into Galveston, Texas, announced the end of the Civil War, and read aloud a general order freeing the quarter-million slaves residing in the state. It was truly a day of mass emancipation. It has become known as Juneteenth.

Memorial Day in the United States of America

As our country celebrates Memorial Day and those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom, let us thank God for His blessings upon our country:
Our freedom to worship our God without persecution
Our ability to evangelize and help with missions in other countries
Our privilege to participate in national prayer and celebrate our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
The availability of knowledge and wisdom to us concerning our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of Heaven


Tyshawn Broadus

Tyshawn Broadus entered and won the 2019 PDK Phi Delta Kappa Pageant on May 18, 2019 at Arkansas High. Tyshawn is the great grandson of Uncle Almon “Buddy” Broadus, grandson of James Broadus, Sr., son of Antony Tyrone Robinson

Please pray for Hugh B. Flake, II

Please continue to pray for Hugh B. Flake, II, [son of Hugh B. Flake, Sr. and grandson of Mattie Broadous Flake], who is doing better; he is with his Aunt Opal Lee in Fort Worth Texas.

For more information or to contact Hugh II, please contact Hugh B. Flake, Sr. at (916) 761-8664

Prayer Request

Please continue to pray for the extended Davis Family as they continue to adjust to life without Judson Davis, Jr. here on earth.

Judson Davis, Sr. was hospitalized for eight days; Judson, Sr. had has been released. He is doing relatively well.

Bereavement Notice

Please be in prayer for Linda Atchison and family. Linda's husband, Nathaniel Atchison (Nathan), transitioned on Sunday, 12 May 2019.
Linda Atchison, daughter of Mrs. Gladys and Original Brother Rev. Therman Broadous, lives in Shawnee OK

Resolutions, calls and condolences can be sent to Deborah Broadous Bradford via Cell Phone (972) 838-5906 or

Our Beloved Nathan's Service is as follows:

When: Saturday, 18 May 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: Liberty Academy, 711 East Federal Street, Shawnee OK

Arrival: Family is asked to arrive PROMPTLY at 12:15 p.m.
Gather in the Cafeteria
Attire: (Color) Navy

May is National Military Month

May is NATIONAL MILITARY MONTH, an opportunity to call attention to the contributions of and the challenges faced by service members, active and retired. Suggest (1) Each Region host an event and/or (2) Regions or family members escort your family member(s) to an event.

The goal is to honor and focus on the military members who serve or have served; so let us serve them.

From BOD Chairman Bernardean Broadous

Natalie (Brooks) Edwards


Natalie, granddaughter of Beatrice (Broadous) Wilbon, daughter of Gwendolyn (Wilbon) Redd was with her husband David and the Edwards family on the television game show Family Feud on February 26 and February 27, 2019.

Game of The Week Player Profile: Makayla Scurlock

To read an awesome article and watch the video about Makayla, Click Here! Makayla is the Great Granddaughter of Leon Broadous, Sr, Grand Daughter of Leon Broadous, Jr. and the Daughter of Jennifer (Broadous) and John Scurlock

Kenneth Broadous Guest Speaker


National Dues Reminder

National Dues are due on January 1, 2019.

At the 29 September Board of Directors meeting, the Directors corrected the National Dues from $55 a year ($30 for Grandpa Zack’s Birthday and $25 for Grandma Mattie’s Birthday) to $30 a year per adult person.

 Effective January 1, 2019, the due date to pay National Annual Dues is January 1st each year.

 Dues may be paid by personal check, money order, cashier’s check (make checks payable to: Broadous Memorial Fund), or online.

 Please contact National Treasurer Joe Roland at 817-980-7054 for the mailing address, directions to pay online, or with questions.

Thank you, Deborah Broadous, National President