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Bells Across the Land: Sesquicentennial Celebration of Freedom
by khubaka, michael harris
Wednesday Feb 25th, 2015 11:30 AM
On April 9, 1865, Union Genearl Ulysses S. Grant met Confederate General Robert E. Lee to set the terms of the Confederate Army surrender, beginning the end the US Civil War, the symbolic ending of four years of bloodsheed and America's Peculicar Institution.
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California Black Agriculture Working Group joins the National Park Service and many other organizations and individuals who have been commemorating the 150thAnniversary of the Civil War and the continuing efforts for human rights today.

On April 9, 1865, Union Genearl Ulysses S. Grant met Confederate General Robert E. Lee to set the terms of the Confederate Army surrender, beginning the end the US Civil War, the symbolic ending of four years of bloodsheed and America's Peculicar Institution.

The historical events at Appomattox Court House, 150 years ago, is preserved as part of our National Historical Park.

The National Park Service is partnering with communities across the nation to join in this commemoration. The bells will ring first at Appomattox at 3:00 p.m. on April 9, 2015 and ring from sea to shinning sea.

California Black Agriculture Working Group is co-hosting a celebration at the California State Capitol and reaching out to our interfaith, intercultural and intergenerational friends, continuing our Sesquicentennial Celebration of Freedom.

The ringing of the California replica “Liberty Bell” will coincide with the symbolic moment the historic meeting between General Grant and General Lee at Appomattox Court House.

Bells will reverberate across the America and throughout the world.

Churches, temples, mosques, schools, city halls, public buildings, historic sites, and others will ring bells precisely at 3:15 p.m. for four minutes (each minute symbolic of a year of war).

The end of the Civil War has different meanings to different people.

Slavery throughout the State of California remains an open secret and our unique journey towards freedom is showcased throughout this special year of Sesquicentennial Freedom Celebrations.