Long Running Emancipation Celebration Set For Sept. 21 in Gallipolis

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The Emancipation Proclamation has been celebrated and observed in Gallia County, Ohio continuously since 1863. The Gallia County Emancipation Day Celebration is reported to be one of the longest continuous running celebrations of the Emancipation Proclamation in the United States.

The 2019 theme for the Emancipation Celebration is “Our future is to be forever free.” Check out the schedule of events for the celebration, which will take place this year on Saturday, September 21, below.

Emancipation schedule


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