Celebration of Freedom will honor document Emancipation Proclamation signing reaches 150-year mark

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Posted: January 3, 2013

The Winchester Star

Larry Yates and LaTasha Do'zia-Early will take part in Celebration of Freedom Saturday. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
LaTasha Do'zia-Early will portray Harriet Tubman, who guided hundreds of escaping slaves to freedom.
Larry Yates will portray Union Gen. Robert Milroy, who read the proclamation in Winchester in January 1863.

WINCHESTER — Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was “something that changed lives,” said Larry Lamar Yates. “Different people saw it in different ways.”

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