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DAWSON, GA (WALB) -

The Terrell County Branch of the NAACP celebrates one of the biggest milestones in history.   

The 151st anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation was celebrated in Dawson today.

President Lincoln signed the proclamation to free slaves in 1863.

Reverend Ezekiel Holley says it's important to celebrate this day to let people know how far the nation has come.

"We want to be delivered out of oppression to be free. We want to be free. We want to enjoy some of the great opportunities here in the riches nation in the world," said Ezekiel Holley.

A minister read the Emancipation Proclamation during the service. Holley says the Terrell County Branch of the NAACP say they plan to get more people to vote in 2014.

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