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The Season of Emancipation Reenactment in Tallahassee

Season of Emancipation
Posted at 12:54 PM, May 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-08 09:03:27-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - A series of upcoming reenactments in the Tallahassee area are paying tribute to the Emancipation Proclamation. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Proclamation being read in Tallahassee.

The 2nd Infantry Regiment of the United States Colored Troops Reenactment Unit and the Living History Association are hosting the 2015 U.S. Colored Troops Season of Emancipation this month.

VIDEO: Sgt. Maj. Jarvis Rosier, the President of the organization, and Tonja Webb, the Volunteer-Ladies Auxiliary joined us on Sunrise to talk about the events and the importance of celebrating the Emancipation Proclamation.

The first event, A Walk Through Living History Festival Parade and Day in the Park, takes place Saturday, May 9 at Speed Spencer Stephens Park, 1907 Saxon Street in Tallahassee. You can head over to the park and participate from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

There will be even more events on Wednesday, May 20 including a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 5th Annual Emancipation and

Abolitionist Ball.

You can see a list of all the events taking place by visiting the John G. Riley House Museum website.