Harrison House "Emancipation Proclamation Celebration 2014

The nations' eyes will be on Las Vegas, Nevada as we join the national celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and tell the story of the 150 year old State of Nevada's role in the passage of this landmark legislation.   Emancipation Proclamation Celebration is a week-long event designed to honor, celebrate and commemorate the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln March 24-30, 2014. "The public is invited to all of our events and activities. We are collaborating with the City of Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission, the Nevada 150 Sesquicentennial Commission, the Ward 5 Chamber of Commerce as well as many other organizations to tell the story of Black Americans in Nevada", said Woodrow Wiley, president of Get Active Foundation. "Our goal is to present a wide-range of events and activities that will be enjoyable for all age and ethnic groups".



Harrison House was constructed as a private residence by Geneva Harrison in 1942. She provided temporary housing for African-American entertainers and prominent black Americans during the segregationist period of the 1940s and '50s. Thus Harrison House has a direct relevance to people and activities connected to the civil rights movement in Las Vegas.

It is difficult to imagine but, at that time, people of color were not permitted to mingle with other guests nor could they gamble, dine or stay in the very hotels where they performed. Harrison House is listed as one of the attractions along the city of Las Vegas' Pioneer Trail and in the process for historic designation listing.

Become a Vendor / Sponsor
Two Day Street Fest
1.$50 Vendor Space Only

2. $500 Vendor Booth - Table, Electricity, Signage, two chairs, coupon in event program, logo on Bones & Blues Festival Flyer, acknowledgement from stage.

Golf Challenge
1. $125 Golf Entry Fee ($Save 25.00 if paid by January 31, 2014)  
2. $100 Tee Box Sponsor   

For Details 702-331-5511 or 702-490-2699

Become a Volunteer
Become a Volunteer! An additional highlight of the celebration will be a presentation of the historic Harrison Boarding House's efforts to gain listing on the State of Nevada register of Historic Places. Harrison House is a precious remnant of the segregationist era that tells the story of Black American history in the Las Vegas Valley. Today, Harrison House programs preserve and protect Black American history and encourage racial and religious tolerance among all people.

Emancipation Proclamation Comittee
Contact us for Info 702.331.5511
1001 F Street, Las Vegas NV 89106