National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc.Josephine St. Pierre RuffinMary Church TerrellJosephine Silone YatesMrs. Margaret Murray WashingtonMrs. Marie Wright TolliverLifting As We Climb
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc.Women Meeting the Challenge of Social, Political and Economic Leadership in the Global Society
President's Message
Who Are We?
Objectives
History
Staff
Contact Us
Membership
Information Form
You Can Help
Donations
Press Releases
Emancipation
Jubilee Year Invitation
Meeting and Events
Convention
Programs
Educational Programs
Youth Programs
Regional Associations
Links






Press Release

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLORED WOMEN’S CLUB’S

PRESS RELEASE

September 22, 2009                Contact Person:         Dr. Tolliver (202) 667-4080

WORLDWIDECOMMEMORATION OF THE 147TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE ISSUANCE OF THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION THROUGH OUTREACH
BY BLACK WORKERS AND SOLDIERS TO CO-WORKERS AND FRIENDS

WORLD FREEDOM
began with
EMANCIPATION

emancipation

To Read together in Reverent Fellowship

“THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC”

On September 22, 2009, 12:00 P.M. at the Navy Memorial, and on every military post and government office in the world, the 147th anniversary of the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation will be celebrated.  Black Co-workers are being asked to invite White Co-workers and others to read together in silent or public fellowship the “Battle Hymn of the Republic”.  This fellowship is to commemorate and underscore how we all sacrifice for each other and our children no matter what color.  Unknown to most people is the fact that the Emancipation Proclamation, while freeing some of our descendants who were slaves in the South also officially gave all Freed People the right to serve as soldiers in this government.  It stated.

“I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves… are, and henceforward shall be forever free … and I further declare and make known, that such persons of suitable condition, will be received into the armed service of the United States to garrison forts, positions, stations and other places, and to man vessels of all sorts in said services.”

The issuance of the proclamation was secured by the sacrifice of more than ten thousand lives at the Battle of Antietam.  President Lincoln made a covenant with God that he would “free the slaves should by his grace the union army drive the enemy from Maryland”.  The Soldiers of our government were filled with the Spirit and willingly sacrificed themselves for the good and freedom of others.  They sang with fervent resolve the refrain of the Battle Hymn of the Republic “as he died to make us holy let us die to make men free”. 

At a time when our country faces war it is important for all  to remember that the sacrifices made for emancipation mirrors the sacrifices being made to free the world from terror.  The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLORED WOMEN’S CLUBS, INC. is a 501(C)(3) Tax Exempt Organization created for educational purposes.  It is one the OLDEST WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD dedicated to Historic Black Colleges and Universities and Worldwide Education.

We are imploring every Black government worker and soldier, state and federal and soldier to invite his or her White of other counterpart to a private or public fellowship reading of the” Battle Hymn of the Republic” The invitation to be given is attached to this web site along with the replica of the April 26, 1863 Illustrated Times lithograph of “Emancipation”. This depiction is of “Negroes from the South, with President Lincoln’s Proclamation, on their way to the Federal Quarters”. 

Please Participate in the Black Outreach Commemoration, around the world, by following these instructions.

1. Print and review Black Outreach Commemoration Press Release on this website.

2. Print out the Jubilee Invitation on this website and distribute to your co-workers and friends.

3. Print the Emancipation 1863 Lithograph Photo on this website to distribute to your co-workers and friends.

4.  On September 22, 2009, at 12:00 PM join with you fellow co workers and prayerfully read together publicly or privately in the spirit “the Battle Hymn of the Republic”

5. Email nacwc.org with your Black Outreach Commemoration Testimonies.

Please participate in the installation of the original "Emancipation Lithograph" sponsered by the NACWC and the Foxtrappe® "A Private Social Club". The Emancipation Fundraising Reception will be held on September 22, 2009 at 1601 R Street, NW, Washington, DC from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. There will be an unveiling of the installation of the original Emancipation Lithograph during the reception. There is a minimum $50.00 tax deductible contribution required. Payments can be made online on our donations tab or at the door.