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New Years marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The start of a new year isn't the only thing being celebrated.

Millions of people also are honoring the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

It was a packed house at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Youngstown where people gathered Tuesday morning to celebrate the historic event. It was 150 years ago that President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

"There were a lot of African Americans and before that Africans who fought very, very hard for their freedom and so the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation laid the foundation for the 13th Amendment to the Constitution which abolished slavery," said guest speaker and Ohio Senator Nina Turner.

Turner told the congregation she hopes they continue the work of their ancestors. She also told them to keep hope, speak truth to power and stand firm for strength.

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