January 1, 2014: Celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation

Thanks to Arizona Freedom Alliance for this event notification.  

The Arizona American African Republican Committee has organized an event to celebrate a great historical day in America when President Abraham Lincoln declared that as of January 1, 1863, all slaves in the rebellious states "shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free."  While the Emancipation Proclamation did not free a single slave, it was an important turning point in the Civil War, transforming the fight to preserve the nation into a battle for human freedom.

The event features the Official Centennial Buffalo Soldiers – AZ territory-ladies & gentlemen of the regiment. Speakers include clergy, state and local officials, community leaders, and writer/director/actor Rod Ambrose. Contact: AAARC Chairman Rev. Clyde Bowen 602-274-5439 – aaarc6@msn.com Face Book.

The Declaration of Independence makes it clear, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Date:  Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Time:  1:00 – 3:00 PM.
Location:  East Lake Park, 1549 E. Jefferson, Phoenix.