(Mrs. Elizabeth Hall funeral information
is on the previous page (Article 1, Vol IX}
It is a long-time practice for black folks to be in a church when the New Year comes in. It is said by many that this practice started in December 1862 to celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation that was signed by Abe Lincoln on September 22, 1862, to free slaves, (not all), effective on January 1, 1863. The story goes, the slaves went into the church on New Year Eve as slaves and came out on January 1,1863, after midnight, free from slavery.
(This story was originally published on my blog, All in All, Expressions of Grady E. Bryant on December 30, 2012
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Me? I'm headed to a watch meeting. I'm going to be late but I'll be on time.
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Happy New Year!
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