"Celebration" and "Grand Celebration in Norfolk"
African Americans, emancipation, celebrations
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.
David B. White
Hampton True Southerner, January 4, 1866
January 1, 1866
Library of Virginia
True Southerner_01-04-1866a, True Southerner_01-04-1866b
Hampton and Norfolk, Virginia