2nd Infantry Regiment U.S. Colored Troops' 7th Annual Emancipation and Abolitionist Ball
Event Dates and Times
- Starts: 7:00 PM
- Ends: 10:00 PM
Goodwood Museum and Gardens 1600 Miccosukee Road Tallahassee
The ball culminates the city-wide commemoration of May 20, 1865, the day that slaves received the news in Florida that slavery had been abolished. In honor of the 152nd anniversary of the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation in Tallahassee, attendees are encouraged to wear Civil War period attire and will be served an old-fashioned, Civil War-based cuisine for dinner. Among the highlights of the ball is the presentation of the Althemese Barnes Outstanding Service Award for extraordinary service in the preservation and promotion of African American History. This year’s recipient is the Ahmed Temple #37 Shriners organization.
Jarvis Rosier at 850-509-0295