Members of the audience clap and sing during the Emancipation Day Service and Feast on Tuesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Beaufort. The service was held to commemorate the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation at Camp Sexton in Port Royal.
Members of the audience clap and sing during the Emancipation Day Service and Feast on Tuesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Beaufort. The service was held to commemorate the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation at Camp Sexton in Port Royal. Jay Karr/Staff Photo
Members of the audience clap and sing during the Emancipation Day Service and Feast on Tuesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Beaufort. The service was held to commemorate the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation at Camp Sexton in Port Royal. Jay Karr/Staff Photo

'Oh, Freedom': Hundreds gather in Beaufort to mark the 150th anniversary of slavery's end

January 01, 2013 8:55 PM