Vicksburg National Military Park Observes 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation
Contact: David Slay, 601-636-0583
On Saturday, September 22, 2012, Vicksburg National Military Park will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the preliminary announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation with a program entitled, "Contested Freedom: Emancipation, Reconstruction, and the Vicksburg Riots of 1874."
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