Emancipation Oak, Hampton, Virginia

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Title

Emancipation Oak, Hampton, Virginia

Subject

African Americans, emancipation

Description

Standing near the entrance to Hampton University, the Emancipation Oak was the site of Mary Peake's first classroom for the many African Americans who escaped slavery to freedom at Fort Monroe in 1861. In 1863 African Americans gathered there to hear the words of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Creator

unknown

Source

Hampton Institute, Everyday Life at Hampton Institute (1907)

Publisher

Hampton Institute

Date

ca. 1907

Contributor

Library of Virginia

Rights

CC BY-SA

Format

JPG

Type

photograph

Identifier

14_1168_027_.jpg

Coverage

Hampton, Virginia

Citation

unknown, “Emancipation Oak, Hampton, Virginia,” Remaking Virginia: Transformation Through Emancipation, accessed May 30, 2024, https://www.virginiamemory.com/online-exhibitions/items/show/420.