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Musician Sir Charles Atkins and Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner at the Emancipation Day Celebration.
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Slaves--Emancipation--United States--Anniversaries, etc
African American entertainers--Florida--Leon County--Tallahassee
African American musicians--Florida--Leon County--Tallahassee
Musicians with disabilities
State governments--Officials and employees
Secretaries of State (State governments)--Florida--Leon County--Tallahassee
Accompanying note: "The Knott House served as the Union Army's headquarters in 1865, after Brigadier General Edward McCook arrived in Tallahassee to accept the surrender of the Confederate forces in Florida. On May 20, 1865, McCook announced President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation from the steps of this house. The anniversary of this announcement is typically celebrated as Emancipation Day in Florida. The Knott House Museum opened in 1992, and has often served as a venue for Emancipation Day celebrations."
Celebration, held at the Knott House Museum, was presented by the John G. Riley Museum and Museum of Florida History.
Sir Charles Atkins is a jazz musician who grew up in Daytona Beach and St. Augustine.
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Chicago Manual of Style
Brockmann, Sara. Musician Sir Charles Atkins and Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner at the Emancipation Day Celebration. 2015. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/295026>, accessed 30 September 2023.
Brockmann, Sara. Musician Sir Charles Atkins and Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner at the Emancipation Day Celebration. 2015. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/295026>
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(State Archives of Florida/Brockmann)