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Fremont organization to hold national toast event

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Monday marks the national bicentennial anniversary of the birth of the father of the Emancipation Proclamation and Savannah native John C. Fremont.

The Fremont Civics Organization credits Fremont for President Abraham Lincoln's push to end slavery.

"As many people know, Lincoln was not sold on ending slavery. He was even willing to let the south possibly keep slaves. Fremont was the individual who literally led Lincoln to adopting a better cause to end slavery," said Aleq Boyle, member of the Fremont Civic Organization.

This February is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

The Fremont Civics Organization will host a national toast event in Fremont's honor at 7 p.m. at the Westin Resort Harbor property.

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