The Emancipation Celebration Day Committee, Inc.

P. O. Box 511
Gallipolis, Ohio 45631


Here is the link to view the special speaker, David N. Harris, President of the Carter Woodson Foundation, Huntington, WV



The Gallia County Emancipation Celebration Committee had a meeting the evening of 8/5/2020 and after discussions with the Gallia County Health Department and recent CDC and Ohio Governor guidelines we decided to hold the 157th Annual Emancipation Celebration virtually only. The virtual live stream can be found on the Emancipation Facebook page titled “Emancipation Proclamation Celebration” beginning at 10 a.m. on September 20, 2020.

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The event schedule is as follows:

10:00 a.m. - Morning Worship Service

Pledge of Allegiance
Welcome..........Andrew Gilmore, President
Negro Anthem
Invocation…Deacon Glenn Miller
Musical Selections..........To Be Announced
Devotional..........Led by Deacon Glenn Miller
Introduction of Preacher....Reverend Gene Armstrong, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Bidwell, Ohio
Sermon…Minister Marlin Griffin, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Bidwell, Ohio
Gallia County & Gallipolis City Commission Proclamations
Special Remarks…Ryan Smith, President of University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College, Rio Grande, Ohio
Introduction of Keynote Speaker…Andrew Gilmore, President
Closing Remarks..........Andrew Gilmore, President

Keynote Speaker Prerecorded Video Uploaded to Facebook Page Separate from Live Stream……David N. Harris, President of the Carter Woodson Foundation, Huntington, WV