Emancipation Proclamation Signed

On this day in 1862, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation (to go into effect January 1, 1863.)


NARA Featured Document

“The Emancipation Proclamation: An Act of Justice” by John Hope Franklin.

Audio: Former slave Charlie Smith discusses work and living situation after the Emancipation Proclamation. (357K, 0:46) from NARA’s ARC database (NWDNM(s)-16.332B)

The first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation before the cabinet. Painted by F.B. Carpenter ; engraved by A.H. Ritchie, c1866. (Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-2070 DLC)

Lincoln Papers

Emancipation Proclamation Timeline

Harp Week’s The End of Slavery:  The Creation of the 13th Amendment

Debating Emancipation Online

Writing the Emancipation Proclamation

h/t:  http://twitter.com/GLIAmericanHist


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