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Near Hurtsboro in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

May 28th Celebration Battle and Antioch Communities

Russell County, Alabama

 
 
May 28th Celebration Battle and Antioch Communities Russell County,Al Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, November 5, 2020
1. May 28th Celebration Battle and Antioch Communities Russell County,Al Marker
Inscription.  President Abraham Lincoln issued Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War. Freedom for the South's slaves, however only came with the end of the conflict, April 1865. The joyous news reached Negro slaves in this area in May.

Since that time, May 28th has been established as a community holiday to commemorate a day of freedom, attracting celebrants from all over the nation.

"Thank God we are in His care"
 
Erected 1998 by the Russell County African American Historical Preservation Society, Inc, Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1865.
 
Location. 32° 9.295′ N, 85° 18.459′ W. Marker is near Hurtsboro, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker is at the intersection of Mandy Road and Rutherford Road (County Road 49), on the right when traveling south on Mandy Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsview AL 36871, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spring Hill United Methodist Church (approx. 5˝ miles away); Braxton Bragg Comer (approx. 5.8 miles away); Ramah Baptist Church & Cemetery (approx. 6.3 miles away); Glennville (approx. 7.7 miles away); Hurtsboro United Methodist Church (approx. 8.4 miles away); Long Family (approx. 8˝ miles away); Joel Hurt House (approx. 8˝ miles away); Election Riot of 1874 (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurtsboro.
 
May 28th Celebration Battle and Antioch Communities Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, December 15, 2020
2. May 28th Celebration Battle and Antioch Communities Marker
May 28th Celebration Battle and Antioch Communities Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, December 27, 2020
3. May 28th Celebration Battle and Antioch Communities Marker
May 28th Celebration Battle and Antioch Communities Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, December 27, 2020
4. May 28th Celebration Battle and Antioch Communities Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2020, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,192 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on December 16, 2020, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. Photos:   1. submitted on December 7, 2020, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama.   2. submitted on December 15, 2020, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama.   3, 4. submitted on December 30, 2020, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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