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Documents in Detail: Final Emancipation Proclamation

February 25, 2021

by Jeremy Gypton

Alexander Gardner. Abraham Lincoln. 1863. matte collodion print. Public Domain courtesy of Mead Art Museum.

Our Documents in Detail webinar for  17 March 2021 focused on Abraham Lincoln’s Final Emancipation Proclamation. Released on 1 January 1863, it legally freed all slaves in states and areas still in rebellion, and paved the way for permanent abolition of the institution of slavery.

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