Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Celebrate Black History Month

We’re well into February now, with many events honoring great leaders and milestones in black history.

This year marks 50 years since several significant events in the civil rights movement and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed slaves in the American South.

Cambridge is commemorating the anniversary in recognition of Black History Month with a community reading of the Emancipation Proclamation and local celebration featuring keynote speaker Beverly Morgan-Welch, Director of the Museum of African American History. The Journey Toward Freedom event is Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6-8pm at Cambridge City Hall in Sullivan Chamber.

And don't miss some local reflections, courtesy of 22-CityView.  Through a series of short interviews, city residents offer their thoughts on the lasting impact of President Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. See the videos and more about the history of the Emancipation Proclamation here.

For a look at history, view the actual Emancipation Proclamation, page by page, or read the transcript from the National Archives here. For more Black History Month events in Cambridge, check the CPL events listing in the sidebar or visit the Cambridge Public Library for details.

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