Jan. 1, 2020

Reading The Emancipation Proclamation

The Blackman Read Aloud Project
Reads on this day the complete Emancipation Proclamation for those whose quest for our majestic black history continues. Yesterday I discussed the beginning of the Watch Night Meeting that initially began on December 31, 1862. Today I read the actual reason for the Watch Night Meeting the implementation of the Emancipation Proclamation which only freed those of our black ancestors held in bondage in the states in rebellion to the Union. It was however symbolic because it move the civil war from a split on why the war began to the singular focus the end of that peculiar institution of slavery.