Rock Hill NAACP to celebrate emancipation on New Year’s Day

jzou@heraldonline.comDecember 24, 2013 

The Rock Hill branch of the NAACP will kick off 2014 by celebrating the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation during the group’s annual Jubilee Day.

The program, which starts at noon Jan. 1, will be a “day for reflection, rededication and celebration,” the organization said Tuesday.

The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, freeing slaves in the Confederate states during the American Civil War.

The Rock Hill event will be at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, 358 Hampton St..

For more information, call 803-366-1910

Jie Jenny Zou •  803-329-4062

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