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Watch Night services have been held in African American communities for over a century. The tradition can be traced back to New Year’s Eve 1862, which has also been called Freedom’s Eve. During that time African Americans gathered in churches and homes throughout the country bringing in the New Year as they awaited news that…

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National Art Exhibit Featuring the Renowned Kinsey Collection A celebration of American History through African American Art and Culture San Francisco – To honor the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) joins with several of the nation’s leading African American museums to host a yearlong tour of “The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard…

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It is undoubtly reasonable to suggest that the Emancipation Proclamation is one of the most important documents in the history of the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation — enacted 150 years ago on Jan. 1, 2013, represented the beginning of the end for slavery in the United States.

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Night watch services have been held in African American communities for over a century. The  tradition can be traced back to New Year’s Eve, 1862, which has also been called Freedom’s Eve. During that time African Americans gathered in churches and homes throughout the country bringing in the New Year as they awaited news that…

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