Emancipation Proclamation honored in annual parade

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The Emancipation Proclamation Association honored the Emancipation Proclamation Monday in an annual parade.

The parade is done in honor of our nation’s history.

Signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation is historically known to have declared all slaves in the United State to be free.

"It's really remarkable that Charleston has the longest continuous parade honoring the emancipation proclamation in America. We started in 1866," said Charleston Mayor, John Tecklenburg.

The parade started at Burke High School and traveled throughout downtown Charleston ending at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church.

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