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

Documents in Detail: Final Emancipation Proclamation

ByJeremy Gypton
On February 25, 2021

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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