Jubilee Day: Emancipation of slaves celebrated in Chattanooga

The Chattanooga Times Free Press carried a story Friday on the 152nd Jubilee Day, which was held at First Baptist Church.

For blacks, New Year’s Day is the anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation

“African-Americans should always remember Jan. 1 as the day that we had freedom from slavery,” said Carolyn Tatum, NAACP third vice president.

The event was titled “All Lives Matter” and marked 152 years since President Abraham Lincoln’s decree freed slaves across the United States, the Times Free Press says. NAACP leaders and community members gathered to install new officers, celebrate their history and talk about a road forward.

FOR MORE: Jubilee Day: Emancipation of slaves celebrated in Chattanooga | Times Free Press.

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