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Florida Emancipation Day recognized in Big Bend

Posted at 10:49 PM, May 20, 2023

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Saturday, the Museum of Florida History and the John G. Riley Center and Museum recognized emancipation day in Florida.

On May 20, 1865, the Emancipation Proclamation was read in Tallahassee, which freed enslaved people.

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.