Celebrating 150 years  of freedom from slavery

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Posted: January 7, 2013

The Winchester Star

Susan Summers of Winchester sings “Oh, Freedom!” Saturday during a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation at Clarke County High School in Berryville. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Larry Lamar Yates of Winchester portrays Union Gen. Robert Milroy, who was in charge of Winchester January through June 1863 and announced the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Larry Lamar Yates of Winchester changes into his Union Gen. Robert Milroy clothing for a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation at Clarke County High School Saturday. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

BERRYVILLE — Slavery was remembered and freedom celebrated on Saturday in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

The proclamation, issued by President…



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