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Emancipation Day

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Emancipation Day was fittingly celebarted by the Afro-American citizens of Aan Arbor and Ypsilanti, assisted by a large contiDgent from Toledo and other places, at the Driviug Club park in Ypsilanti, on Monday. Abont noon a procession of the Little Western Band, Anu Arbor, Eureka íiOdge, No. 2, K. of P., and a line of carriages coutaining Mayor Harding, the speakers of the day, the ladies of the colored lodges and private citizens took place. This was füllowed in the afternoon by speeches from Mayor Harding, John P. Kirk, Fred J. Webb and Fred Merchant. In the eveniog a grand dance and cake walk was given in the Lieht Gnard hall, which was one of the spellest parties ever given by the colored people of Ypsilauti. In the grand march there were enough couples to make a complete line all around the hall. The central attraction of the evening was the cake walk which took place at 11 o'clcok. Six couples took part in it, threfi from Detroit and three from Toledo, the contest flnally narrowing down to Mr. Alexauder Jones and lady, of Detroit, and Mr. Jones and lady, of Toledo, or Jones vs. Jones. The contest was finally won by Mr. Jones and lady, of Detroit, but not nntil tbey had had to walk around the hall again and again to settle wbich was entitled to the prize.


Ann Arbor Argus
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