'Freedom Day' Celebrated at AJ National Historic Site
Published: 10:10 AM, 08/09/2012
Andrew Johnson, as portrayed by Park Guide Daniel Luther, spoke at a "Freedom Day" celebration at the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site Visitors Center in downtown Greeneville on Aug. 8, 2012. The event marked the anniversary of Andrew Johnson's freeing his personal slaves on or about Aug. 8, 1863. Through October, the Visitors Center Center will feature an exhibit of images from William Johnson, who was the youngest of Johnson's slaves. (Pictured is Gene Maddux of the George Clem Multicultural Association.) Greeneville Sun video by Lauren Henry.
Christmas in the Park The event,
which traditionally remains open for several hours each evening through the end of the year, drew more than
10,000 vehicles in 2007. The park, which is temporarily closed at this time except for the drive-through in the