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NAACP held Jubilee Day

The Prince Edward NAACP hosted its annual Jubilee Day on Jan. 1 at the

Amy Tillerson-Brown

R. R. Moton Museum to commemorate the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, which took place on Jan. 1, 1863.

Dr. Amy Tillerson-Brown was the keynote speaker for the event.

Tillerson-Brown is a Prince Edward County native and is currently a professor of history at Mary Baldwin University.

“I can remember attending Jubilee Day as a child,” said Tillerson-Brown

This year’s theme for the event was entitled, “Still, We Rise,” and in keeping with the theme, Tillerson-Brown spoke of conforming fears, activating faith and transferring communities during her address.

“I spoke of things such as what Jubilee Day is, biblical history, and various legal cases that occurred in Prince Edward,” she said.