Wednesday, February 1, 2023



Watch Night…A Celebration

A First Night Celebration

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Union Baptist Church, 1405 E. Monroe, Springfield, IL 4:00 pm, Saturday, December 31, 2022
A celebration of December 31, 1862, when enslaved people waited for the Emancipation Proclamation to be signed by President Lincoln and to take effect the next morning freeing 3.5 million enslaved people in the secessionist Confederate states.
Program Presented by Mr. Robert Davis
Sponsored by the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum
A Springfield First Night Event


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