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The Civil War: Emancipation Proclamation

Washington, DC
Saturday, October 27, 2012

Historians discuss the circumstances, outcomes, and ongoing considerations of emancipation. They first place President Lincoln’s September 1862 issuance of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in the context of the War, then broaden out to discuss how Americans think and talk about emancipation and its echoes today. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History hosted this event.

Updated: Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 9:14pm (ET)

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