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New Year's Day - Emancipation Celebration 2013

Bronzeville Historical Society

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

New Year's Day - Emancipation Celebration 2013

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DID YOU GET THE  NEWS.....The Emancipation Proclamation, did not free North American slaves completely. The Proclamation provided freedom specifically to slaves in those states that remained loyal to the Confederacy: South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Texas, and Louisiana. 


            MUSIC, FOOD, FUN, and LIBATIONS CEREMONY.                      FESTIVITIES BEGIN AT 11AM, PROGRAM AT 12NOON,            BIRDWATCHING AT 2PM, PARTY ENDS AT 3PM.                                             ALL AGES are WELCOME
“Now, therefore, I Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States by virtue of the power in me vested as Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States in time of actual armed rebellion against the authority and Government of the United States, and as fit and necessary war measure for suppressing this rebellion, do on this 1st day of January A.D. 1863 . . . .order and designate as the States and parts of States wherein the people thereof respectively are this day in rebellion against the United States . . . ..I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States and parts of States are and hence forward shall be free . . ." (http://www.history.umd.edu/Freedmen/chronol.htm).

The 13th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified on December 18, 1865, actually freed the slaves including those held in the four Confederate States that did not secede from the Union.  http://bronzevillehistoricalsociety.wordpress.com/   Event Hosted by Bronzeville Historical Society Board of Directors and supported by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.  E-mail: admin@bronzevillehistoricalsociety.com or   Call 312 428-8033 for more details

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Stephen Douglas Tomb Site
636 East 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60616

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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Bronzeville Historical Society

Bronzeville Historical Society

Bronzeville / Black Chicagoan Historical Society is a not-for-profit educational and African American heritage organization formed to celebrate, provide information and encourage preservation of black life and culture of Chicago. The organization was founded in 1999 by a small group of enthusiastic Black Family History researchers and offers presentations, exhibitions, tours, plus a variety of programs offered seasonally to school age children, families, elders, nature stewards.

Bronzeville is an African American community in Chicago whose residents mostly arrived during The Great Migration from 1890-1950. Blacks came to Chicago continuously as a result of racism in the South, lack of equal opportunity, and the desire for education and employment. During The Great Migration, the largest number of African Americans in Chicago settled between 18th Street on the north side and 51st Street on the south side – State Street on the west side and Cottage Grove on the east side.

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