Discovering Hampton Roads in 60 Seconds: Emancipation Oak

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HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — The Emacipation Oak is a one the crown jewels of Hampton. The beautiful oak sits on the campus of Hampton Univeristy.

In 1863, the Virginia Peninsula’s black community gathered under the oak to hear the first southern reading of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emacipation Proclamation.

It’s free to visit the Emancipation Oak, however all guest must first recieve a visitors pass from Hampton University Security. 

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