Journey Toward Freedom: Emancipation Proclamation 150th Anniversary Celebration * Tue., Feb. 12, 2013 * 6 to 8 PM
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Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 08:26:16 -0800 (PST)

Vice Mayor E. Denise Simmons, The Cambridge City Council, and The City of Cambridge
invite you to join them on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in celebrating our nation’s “journey toward freedom” as we commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.  Enjoy an evening of musical selections, historical exhibits, guest speakers, a commemorative stamp unveiling and a community reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

Journey Toward Freedom:
An 150th Anniversary Celebration
of the Emancipation Proclamation
Keynote Speaker: Beverly Morgan-Welch,
Director of the Museum of African American History

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cambridge City Hall, Sullivan Chamber
795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

In 2013, the United States is observing the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. With President Lincoln’s issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, the country took a decisive step towards abolishing slavery, paving the way for the 13th Amendment that outlawed slavery across the land in 1865. In the 150 years since that time, this country has been taking the long, slow journey towards becoming a more equal, more just, more progressive society. Communities across the nation are finding ways to commemorate the historic anniversary of the document’s release – and Cambridge is no exception.

For more information about this and other related events, please visit

Presented in collaboration with the City Manager’s Office and Cambridge Employees’ Committee on Diversity.

This event is wheelchair accessible and is free and open to the public. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

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