SAVE the DATE and JOIN US!
Saturday, September 22
For the first-ever CELEBRATION AND COMMEMORATION
SPONSORS: The African American Heritage Alliance, Inc., The Woodward Family, The Currier Family, The Virginia Department of Historic Resources, The Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County, The Remington Community Partnership,
Coming To The Table: Mid-Atlantic Region Chapter
WHAT: The 150TH Anniversary of the 1862 “CROSSING to FREEDOM:” an act of self-emancipation by
slave refugees at Cow’s Ford on the Rappahannock River AND the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s
signing of the PRELIMINARY EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION
TIME: 9am until Noon
LOCATION: Cow’s Ford on the Rappahannock River near Remington, VA in Fauquier County. Directional
signs will be posted.
WHAT TO BRING: It is outside! Bring any and all of the following: friends, family, hat, water, insect spray, sunblock, walking
shoes, blanket or lawn chair and a grand attitude.
• Speakers will address the Civil War history of the area and the national significance of both events
•Hymns by a combined choir •Recreation of the crossing •Reading of the names of slaves from Culpeper County
FREE TO ALL
MORE INFO: Contact Zann Nelson at 540-547-2395 or M16439@aol.com