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January 1, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Town Common, Amherst MA
Amherst, MA 01002
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Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January 1, 2013 at 2pm,the Town of Amherst pays tribute to the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. All town churches and colleges are encouraged to ring their bells for 5 minutes. All town businesses are encouraged to post a copy of the Proclamation in their retail window, and storekeepers encouraged to pause for 5 minutes to ring a bell outside their front door Residents are encouraged to pause wherever they are and ring a bell for 5 minutes, The public is invited to gather on the Town Common with candles and bells.There will be a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. Sponsored by the Amherst Human Rights Commission.