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The origin of WATCH NIGHT service A.K.A. FREEDOMS EVE

According to research, "WATCH NIGHT" service can be traced back to gatherings on Dec 31, 1862 known as "Freedom's Eve". On that night Americans of African-American descent came together in churches, gathering places and private homes thoughtout the nation, anxiously awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation had become law.

Then at the stroke of midnight on Jan 1st, 1863 and according to President Abraham Lincoln's promise all slaves, in the Confederate States were legally… Continue

Added by michelle on December 22, 2009 at 7:46am — No Comments

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