Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Watch Meeting for my Ancestors

Watch night services for New Year's Eve are an African American tradition and it can also be traced back to December 31st, 1862 on "Freedom's Eve"when Blacks gathered at churches all across the nation waiting for the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation. At midnight on January 1st 1863 all the slaves were legally declared free. Today January 1st 2013 will mark 150 since that time!

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