Watch Night: Weekly Theme 21 Celebrations

by Amy Daniels January. 01, 2017 577 views

Wednesday 1862-12-31 *On This date in 1862 the first Watch Night Services were celebrated in Black communities in America. The Watch Night service can be traced back to gatherings also known as “Freedom’s Eve.”Reference: The African American Desk Reference Schomburg Center for research in Black Culture Copyright 1999 The Stonesong Press Inc. and The New York Public Library, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Pub. ISBN 0-471-23924-

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