The Tolson’s Chapel celebration of the 150th anniversary of emancipation in Maryland was a huge success with a standing-room only crowd! Keynote speaker, Dr. Hari Jones, curator at the African American Civil War Museum in Washington DC, gave a rousing talk about the positive impact of emancipation in Maryland, not just for the enslaved people who gained their freedom, but also it freed the enslavers, and American society that allowed slavery to continue, from the stain of slavery. Dr. Jones reminded us to remember those who gave their lives – on both sides of the conflict – during the American Civil War. The local NBC television station, NBC25, led the evening news with our event! You can find that story here: http://www.your4state.com/story/d/story/maryland-marks-150th-anniversary-of-emancipation/35900/-kNQfKsOq02ExKfhhqgB7Q.