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To mark the 150th anniversary of issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation and its reception in Michigan’s main city, the Detroit Historical Museum’s Black Historic Sites Committee is holding a commemoration on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. at 5401 Woodward Avenue (at Kirby). The program commemorates the first reading of the Proclamation in Michigan on January 6, 1863, at Historic Second Baptist Church. Program includes:
The Emancipation Proclamation: An Overview
Special Minister Readings of the Proclamation
Readings from noted Detroit poets from Broadside Press
Touring the new Doorway to Freedom exhibit, celebrating Detroit’s role in the Underground Railroad
The program repeats at 3:00 p.m.
Source : Michigan Civil War Blog, January 1, 2013.
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