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Public invited to Emancipation Proclamation viewing

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Two milestone anniversaries of both the Emancipation Proclamation and the Tennessee Human Rights Commission will be recognized Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Tennessee State Museum.

The event marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and 50th year of the Human Rights Commission, and it will be held at 505 Deaderick St. in Nashville from 6 p.m. till 7:30 p.m.

While the museum is hosting a replica of the Emancipation Proclamation and the original 13th Amendment of the Bill of Rights, the public is invited to learn from historian Linda T. Wynn, hear accounts of Human Rights Commission history, view historical documents from both, and connect with civil rights leaders. 

Wynn is the assistant director for state programs for the Tennessee Historical Commission and a faculty member in the history department at Fisk University.

A graduate of Tennessee State University, she also earned master's degrees in history and in public administration from that institution.

Devoted to teaching on the topic of civil rights, she helped to design the civil rights movement module in Nashville for "The Beloved Community: Then and Now," a collaboration course among American Baptist College, Fisk University and Lipscomb University.

She's edited or contributed to such publications as "Journey to Our Past: A Guide to African-American Markers in Tennessee," "Profiles of African-Americans in Tennessee" and the Tennessee Encyclopedia of Culture and History, as well as "Notable Black American Men" and the African-American Almanac.

Space is limited. Registration is required to receive a ticket for this free ticketed event. Registration will close on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m. Visit http://thrcepviewing.eventbrite.com/ to register or call 615-253-1608.

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