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Richmond Celebrates Emancipation Day

April 14, 2012

Richmond today celebrated its third annual Civil War and Emancipation Day to commemorate the end of slavery and Richmond’s role in the “War Between the States.”

Tours, speakers and demonstrations were held throughout the city, which served as the capital of the Confederacy. Some museums offered free admission.

Civil War and Emancipation Day was hosted by The Future of Richmond’s Past, a collaboration of organizations dedicated to preserving Richmond’s historical legacy.

Here is CNS reporter Sherese Gore’s slideshow about the day’s events.