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Emancipation Proclamation

St. Luke's celebrates 150th anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation

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videoOn January 1, 1863, an order that would come to define Abraham Lincoln's presidency went into effect. Leaders of Wilmington's African-American community say his decision to sign the Emancipation Proclamation still resonates. Full story...
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Miss Juneteenth pageant held to celebrate the holiday

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Juneteenth is celebrated by many as the official end to slavery, although it happened more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas and spread the news that slaves had been freed. Full story...
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