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1916 Four Centenarians Celebrate Emancipation Holiday

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Tonight on The Gist of Freedom  learn more about this historical and fascinating photo with John Franklin,  the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) specialist on Emancipation Day.

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Survivors~ Four Formerly enslaved centenarian Women ~In 1916 they gathered at an Emancipation Day in Washington, DC. Annie Parram, 104; Anna Angales, 105; Elizabeth Berkeley, 125; and Sadie Thompson 110. From the Library of Congress. — at Washington, DC.
In 1916 four women--who were formely enslaved--gathered at an Emancipation Day Celebration in Washington, DC. All were centenarians. Annie Parram, 104; Anna Angales, 105; Elizabeth Berkeley, 125; and Sadie Thompson 110. From the Library of Congress.
Survivors~ Four Formerly enslaved centenarian Women ~In 1916 gather at a Emancipation Celebration in Washington, DC.Annie Parram, 104; Anna Angales, 105; Elizabeth Berkeley, 125; and Sadie Thompson 110. From the Library of Congress. — at Washington, DC.

In 1916 four women--who were formely enslaved--gathered at a reunion in Washington, DC. All were centenarians. Annie Parram, 104; Anna Angales, 105; Elizabeth Berkeley, 125; and Sadie Thompson 110. From the Library of Congress.

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