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GRAWA President’s Message: Remembering the spirit of Dr. King with a day of service

It has been 150 years since the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863, as the civil war entered its third year. The proclamation stated in part that “all persons held as slaves” within the rebel states “henceforth shall be free.” Although the proclamation was ...