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Slaves wait for freedom at "Watch Night" gatherings

Fri, 28 Dec 2012 03:57:22 CST
By: Jim Browne

Slaves wait for freedom at A New Years tradition you might not be aware of is being resurrected in Springfield Monday night. WGLT's Jim Browne talks with central Illinois historian Roger Bridges about "Watch Night," which will be observed as we bid farewell to 2012:

   
Roger Bridges on when President Lincoln actually got around to signing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863:

   
   

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