Every year on this day across the country respective chapters of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) celebrate "Jubilee Day". The NAACP celebrates "Jubilee Day" honoring the ending of slavery in most of America. (i.e. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed on this day by President Abraham Lincoln.)
"Jubilee Day" is a time when the history of African Americans as slaves in America is remembered. The journey from slavery to segregation, the civil rights movement, the strategies used for facing equality, obtaining justice for out future, and other vital portions are recounted as well.
Since it's inception on February 12, 1909 the NAACP has played a major role in providing and standing up for equality for the African American community. The organization continues it's fight to this day to hold true to it's purpose.
Visit http://www.naacp.org/ to learn more about the NAACP.
Also take the time to become a member http://action.naacp.org/pages/join