The Emancipation Proclamation

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Historians from sites related to the Emancipation Proclamation provide a unique insight. Read their articles and view their videos.

cottage 225Lincoln's Cottage and the Emancipation Proclamation

  • Lincoln spent much of his time writing the Emancipation Proclamation while at the out-of-the-way cottage. Learn about his experience writing there from the experts at President Lincoln's Cottage.

usct 225The Road to Emancipation: An Evolving Nation

  • Emancipation was not a quick action, learn about the evolution of emancipation with Hari Jones, the curator at the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum.

seward 225William H. Seward and the Emancipation Proclamation

  • Find out from The Seward House Historical Museum how Secretary of State, William H. Seward worked with President Lincoln to develop and release the Emancipation Proclamation.

newseum promo"I Would Save the Union"

  • Abraham Lincoln, Horace Greeley and the Emancipation Proclamation. Learn about Horace Greeley's public message to Lincoln and Lincoln's equally public response.


Check out these historian videos to learn more about the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil War

Road To Emancipation Hari Jones
The Road to Emancipation
President in Mourning Video
A Family in Mourning
Contraband Hari Jones
Drafting the Proclamation Video
Drafting the Proclamation
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Reactions to the Proclamation
Loyal League Hari Jones
African Americans and the Early War Effort
Horace Greeley
Horace Greeley & the Emancipation Proclamation

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