Juneteenth was celebrated on June 19th in Nashville; and around that time there was a special, first time, celebration at Fort Negley. A special presentation was given by Dr. Tommy Morton Young relating to Fort Negley’s distinct history to the Civil War’s colored troops. There was also music by the Princeley Players, and several high school choirs. Abraham Lincoln came and shared his story about the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation as well as visited with the people there, including one of the Civil War troops. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean stopped by for a visit with President Lincoln and those gathered for the celebration.