Freedom's Eve

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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
African-American History
Grade:
4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

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Freedom's Eve

Season 4, Episode 3Freedom's Eve

Freedom’s Eve or Watch Night is a New Year’s Eve tradition in many African American churches commemorating the night in 1862 when enslaved Americans stood vigil for the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Journey Proud visits Montgomery to learn of that City’s first celebration of emancipation and visits Freedom’s Eve at Old Ship AME church.

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The Emancipation Proclamation--January 1, 1863-view the documentNational Archives

Watch Night

Old Ship AME church.

1. Emancipation Proclamation: “Freedom’s Eve”2. On The Tradition of Watch Night - African American Civil War Museum3. 150th Anniversary of Freedom's Eve4. The First Black Watch Night Service Occurs in America--with video --African American Registry

ARTICLES

The Emancipation Proclamation--videoHistory Channel

https://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart4.html

Lesson Plans--Emancipation Proclamation1. Emancipation Proclamation Lesson Plans--Civil War Trust2. The Emancipation Proclamation: Freedom's First Steps--EdSITEment3. Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation--Scholastic

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