Detroit Free Press clipping

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Ypsilanti News.

Emancipation Day will be celebrated in this city on Monday, August 2, by the colored population of this vicinity. Delegations are expected from neighboring cities and towns, after which a procession will be formed and march to the fair grounds, where the festivities will be held. After dinner Mayor Cromwell is expected to deliver an address of welcome, followed by speeches from Hon. H. P. Jacobs, a colored representative from Natchez, Miss., Hon. E. P. Allen and Hon. Chas. R. Whitman, of this city, and Daniel Mills (colored), of Detroit. The remainder of the afternoon will be devoted to baseball and athletic sports. In the evening a dance will be given at the Arcade rink and a social at Light Guard Hall.





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