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Notice! The coloured people of the city of Richmond would most respectfully inform the public, that they do not intend to celebrate the failure of the Southern

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Title

Notice! The coloured people of the city of Richmond would most respectfully inform the public, that they do not intend to celebrate the failure of the Southern

Subject

African Americans, emancipation, celebrations

Description

Newspapers reported that about 20,000 African Americans turned out on April 3, 1866, to celebrate their emancipation in a parade from the fairgrounds to Capitol Square. Although many white Richmonders had expressed anger at the celebration, African Americans attempted to calm their fears by issuing this notice of their intent to celebrate their freedom and not the city's fall.

Creator

C. Harris, J. Cocks, J. Edmunds, F.J. Smith, N. Williams

Source

Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia

Date

April 2, 1866

Contributor

Courtesy of the Virginia Historical Society

Format

JPG

Type

Broadside

Identifier

Broadside 1866-13_VHS

Coverage

Richmond, Virginia