On This Day in History: The Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

On this day in 1862, the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln, stating that “if the rebels did not end the fighting and rejoin the Union by January 1, 1863, all slaves in the rebellious states would be free.”  The Confederate Army did not concede and three months later, on the Emancipation Proclamation was issued.

52 Anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

Today is the anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, where four little girls, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins, died in an attack orchestrated and carried out by members of the Ku Klux Klan.  An attack, as described by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., that was "one of the most vicious and tragic crimes ever perpetuated against humanity."  Over 50 years later and just months after the horrific church shootings in Charleston, we, as a nation, still have more work ahead of us.

Story Time: Stories by the Mound

Location: Diversity in Baseball exhibit (3rd Floor)

Bring your kids to story time! A Freedom Center staff member or volunteer will read a story that highlights minority baseball players and their impact on the game of baseball and American culture.

Book: Baseball Saved Us Written by Ken Mochizuki and Illustrated by Dom Lee (book read by Freedom Center Staff/ Volunteer)

Ages: k – 6

Story Time: Stories by the Mound

Bring your kids to story time! A Freedom Center staff member or volunteer will read a story that highlights minority baseball players and their impact on the game of baseball and American culture.

Book: Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream by: Crystal Hubbard (book read by Freedom Center Staff/ Volunteer)

Ages: k – 6

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