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January 1 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Onward From Freedom’s Eve – SOLD OUT

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On the dawn of January 1, 1863, a profound transformation swept through the slave-holding states as the Emancipation Proclamation unfurled its decree, heralding an era of newfound liberty. This pivotal moment, etched in history as “Freedom’s Eve,” resonates deeply within the Gullah Geechee heritage and the wider African American community, symbolizing a juncture of liberation and renewed hope. As the annals of time turn, Freedom’s Eve remains a beacon, illuminating the path to commemorate and delve into the rich narratives and emotions intertwined with the quest for freedom.

The International African American Museum cordially invites you to join us on Monday, January 1, in a reverent observance of Emancipation Day. Together, we will embrace and explore the enduring legacy of freedom, committing to nurture and carry its flame into the future.

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