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"Celebration" and "Grand Celebration in Norfolk"

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Title

"Celebration" and "Grand Celebration in Norfolk"

Subject

African Americans, emancipation, celebrations

Description

On January 1, 1866, the third anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans in Hampton and Norfolk celebrated their freedom with parades, speakers, a reading of the proclamation, and a feast. The True Southerner, a radical newspaper established in 1865 by former United States Army officer David B. White, published accounts of the celebrations.

Creator

David B. White

Source

Hampton True Southerner, January 4, 1866

Publisher

True Southerner

Date

January 1, 1866

Contributor

Library of Virginia

Rights

CC BY-SA

Format

JPG

Type

Newspaper

Identifier

True Southerner_01-04-1866a, True Southerner_01-04-1866b

Coverage

Hampton and Norfolk, Virginia

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