Journey Proud

Freedom's Eve

Season 4 Episode 3 | 26m 1s

Freedom’s Eve or Watch Night is a New Year’s Eve tradition in many African American churches commemorating the night in 1862 when enslaved Americans stood vigil for the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Journey Proud visits Montgomery to learn of that City’s first celebration of emancipation and visits Freedom’s Eve at Old Ship AME church.

Aired: 08/11/17

Rating: NR

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