Time: February 23, 2013 from 10am to 4pm
Location: Bennett Place State Historic Site
Street: 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd.
City/Town: Durham, NC 27705
Website or Map: http://www.nchistoricsites.or…
Phone: Phone: (919) 383-4345
Event Type: living, history
Organized By: Bennett Place State Historic Site Staff
Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2013
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150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation On January 1, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation to a divided nation. There were many mixed reviews among North and South. Join historian Earl James who will explore the Emancipation Proclamation and explain what it really meant for freed persons of color, enslaved African Americans, and the rest of the American population from January 1863 until the end of the American Civil War. The "Trail to Freedom", a living history guided tour will take place throughout the day. In addition, museums and historic sites will present displays and exhibits of African American heritage, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the American Civil War.
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