Rev. Irene Monroe: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

By: Wednesday January 2, 2013 1:50 pm

The original purpose for the document core to President Abraham Lincoln’s presidency may have been to free slaves; or it may have been solely a strategic move to decimate the Confederate troops stronghold in the South and win the Civil War. Its purpose was probably a little bit of both. Regardless of Lincoln’s intent, my ancestors named the day of Lincoln’s signing of this historic document Jubilee Day. Many African Americans continue to celebrate Jubilee Day with a New Year’s Eve church service called “Watch Night Service.”

 

Fatster’s New Roundup from June 19th, 2012

By: Wednesday June 20, 2012 6:17 am

Fatster’s roundup of news stories you might have missed, including articles on United Nations special rapporteur, drone strikes, Russian attack helicopters, Emancipation Proclamation, Obama and Putin, austerity, recession, ALEC, public schools, war on women and more

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