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Freedom's Eve ~ helping to create a formal National Emancipation Day
by khubaka, michael harris (blackagriculture [at]
Friday Dec 14th, 2012 3:21 AM
Freedom's Eve preparations are building toward a wonderful expression. National Emancipation Day will become a day to reflect and celebrate the past, present and future of our the global family of people of African ancestry fulfilling our unique role, responsibility in the forward flow of humanity.
Citizens, residents and visitors to the State of California are invited to join us at Noon, Monday, December 31, 2012 in the California State Capitol to celebrate Freedom's Eve, 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Come and experience “Our story” as we share historic and modern examples from people of African ancestry who demonstrate the living principle of "Kuumba" in the tradition of our California Capitol Kwanzaa Celebration.

Join us through our humble, prayerful and greatful celebration honoring the creator of all things, for utilizing a man with a biblical name to do the will of GOD. Freedom's Eve marks the 150th Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln preparation to sign an executive order on January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation thereby began an ongoing legal framework towards equity and equal opportunity for citizens of African ancestry throughout the United States of America.

We will pause and recognize all U.S Civil War Veterans who fought, bleed and died on the fierce, cold, unforgiving battlefields keeping the Union together by ending chattel slavery throughout America over time.

Michael Harris, Chair of the California Black Agriculture Working Group is proud to share and support the efforts of Honorable Congresswomen Barbara Lee, educating and advocating on behalf of creating ~ National Emancipation Day.

Together, we elevate our high cultural values and beliefs toward documenting, preserving and sharing our living history by building upon our unique obstacles and contributions to the forward flow of humanity. Our Freedom's Eve expression expands a greater recognition of people of African ancestry throughout the State of California and the Pan African Diaspora; answering long suffering prayers under unbelievable circumstances, by ancestors and elders who prepared a way, lighting a wider path for unborn generations to come and enjoy.