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."
Did You Know?
Vicksburg National Military Park was the last of the first five National Military Parks established by the Congress of the United States during the last quarter of the 19th century.