Nace’s Day cel­e­brates 150 years

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Joyce White, left, and Robert Chase lead the Nace’s Day Pa­rade in pe­riod cos­tume Satur­day, Nov. 4, in Trappe. White and Chase are among the many “Nace” de­scen­dants, “Nace” be­ing the nick­name for Nathaniel Hop­kins, who was en­slaved, went off to fight in the Civil War, came back to Trappe and founded the town’s first African-Amer­i­can school, among other things. Ev­ery year, “Un­cle Nace” led an Eman­ci­pa­tion Pa­rade through town, wear­ing his Civil War uni­form un­til his death. This year, his de­scen­dants marked the 150th an­niver­sary of the pa­rade.


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