|THE EMANCIPATION OAK
Close by the campus of Hampton Institute stands an oak tree that is more than 140 years old.
Some of the first efforts to educate the newly freed slaves during the Civil War took place beneath this tree.
|This Virginia state historical marker explains the significance of the Emancipation Oak.|
|Growing steadily over the years, the Emancipation Oak has greatly increased in size but remains a healthy tree.|
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