Watch Night service goes virtual at historic Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church

Watch Night, also known as "Freedom's Eve," dates to New Year's Eve of 1862, when Black slaves gathered in churches to celebrate President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation becoming law.

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