The Emancipation Proclamation – How It Affected Jefferson County
President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation will be presented and discussed by Robert O’Connor, noted scholar and author. Learn how the West Virginia counties became exempt, even though they were part of Virginia, a state that was in rebellion. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, January 10th at the Fishermen Hall, located at 348 S. West Street in Charles Town, West Virginia. The public is encouraged to attend and learn how the Emancipation Proclamation affected Jefferson County. This is the first of a series of 2013 activities being sponsored by the Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society. For more information, please call (304) 725-9610. Hope to see you there!