The event will be held at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on 50 East Freedom Way on January 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The theme of this year's emancipation proclamation celebration is "remembering and recommitting," said Thrower.
The celebration will focus on the spiritual origins of "watch night," the night when slaves waited on a decision from Lincoln to grant their freedom
Dr. Clarence G Newsome will be the speak at the event and the community choir will be delivering a performance. The
The program is free to the public. To learn more visit, www.freedomcenter.org