afroamcivilwar.org – afroamcivilwar.org Watch Night History

In America’s African descent community, Watch Night began on December 31, 1862.  It was and is a religious service in which they prayed for and watched for the coming of God’s deliverance.  The sign of that deliverance came on January 1, 1863 in Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.  Join us in the 150th anniversary observation of this important American tradition.

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