Freedom Day

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Location:  Historic Cherry Hill School

Historic Cherry Hill School 209 Dillon Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

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National Freedom Day was established in 1948 by President Harry Truman in remembrance of February 1, 1865 - the day President Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which outlawed slavery. This year we will take a journey through historic Mitchelville. On this tour you will learn more about what the people of Mitchelville were busy creating in 1862 before the Emancipation Proclamation was signed and how that those citizens would create guidepost for generations to follow.

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