Md. Black History Museum Plans Civil War Event


FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Baltimore museum dedicated to the history of Maryland’s black residents is planning an event marking the abolition of slavery in the state.


Reginald F. Lewis Museum Executive Director David Terry is set to discuss the Jubilee 1864 Project at a meeting Monday in Frederick of the Maryland Commission on African-American History and Culture.


The museum says the event in the fall of 2014 will mark the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in Maryland.


The Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln in January 1863 applied to slaves in Confederate states that weren’t controlled by Union forces. Slavery in Maryland wasn’t abolished until Nov. 1, 1864, when a new state constitution took effect.


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