/PRNewswire/ -- On September 22, 2009, 12:00 PM at the Navy Memorial and on every military post and government office throughout the world, the 147th Anniversary of the Issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation will be commemorated.
The National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (nacwc.org) is asking black co-workers to invite their counterpart co-workers and friends to read together in silent or public fellowship the Battle Hymn of the Republic.
At a time when our country faces war it is important for all to remember that the sacrifices made for emancipation mirrors the sacrifices being made to free the world from terror. It is vital that the world be reminded by this fellowship of our country's core principle. The Battle Hymn states "As he died to make men holy let us die to make men free". The issuance of the proclamation was secured by the sacrifice of more than ten thousand lives at the Battle of Antietam. President Lincoln made a covenant with God that he would "free the slaves should by his grace the union army drive the enemy from Maryland".
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLORED WOMEN'S CLUBS, INC. is a 501(C) (3) Taxed Exempt Organization created for educational purposes. It is one the OLDEST WOMEN'S ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD and dedicated to Historic Black Colleges, Universities and Worldwide Education. The Talented Tenth of the Post War Baby Boom occupied the building located at 1601 R St. NW Washington, DC. Under the club name "Foxtrappe" those members, mostly employed in government, began the outreach in 1992.
Through the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs website, NACWC.ORG, black government worker and soldiers are being asked to initiate this commemoration with their counterparts. We believe this out reach will help overcome the guilt and shame that has often distracted Americans from appreciating the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation and the sacrifice made for it.
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