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Emancipation Proclamation

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New Book Takes Look At Role Of African-American Troops In Little-Known Battle During Civil War

Milliken’s Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory takes a look at a Civil War battle where African-American troops, some fresh from slavery, were in the thick of things.

02/15/2014

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Schools To Get Free Access To Civil Rights Documentaries

A new initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities is providing schools and communities free access to documentaries tracing the civil rights movement.

10/22/2013

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Original Copy Of Emancipation Proclamation On Display In Philadelphia

To mark the 150th Anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Urban League of Philadelphia showed off an original copy of the document during a special ceremony at the National Constitution Center Monday evening.

07/22/2013

(Mayor Michael Nutter, at lectern and on big screen, addresses crowd gathered for Independence Day ceremonies in front of Independence Hall.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Pulls All The Stops For July 4th Daytime Festivities

Security was tight but the mood was light in the place where our nation was born 237 years ago.

07/04/2013

(Detail of a lithographic version of the Emancipation Proclamation by Charles Shober of Chicago.)

Local Residents Celebrate 148th Anniversary Of Juneteenth, Emancipation Day

Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day, takes place on June 19th, but Saturday folks are celebrating the 148th anniversary of the holiday in Germantown.

06/15/2013

Daniel Day-Lewis in the film 'Lincoln'. (Credit: Dreamworks Pictures)

Nation Marks 150th Anniversary Of 13th Amendment

Today in 1863, Congress passed the 13th Amendment which, when ratified in 1865, officially outlawed slavery in the United States and all of its territories.

01/31/2013

(Detail of a lithographic version of the Emancipation Proclamation by Charles Shober of Chicago.)

On 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation, Reflections on Its Philadelphia Impact

January 1st, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the first document that put the US government in official opposition to slavery.

01/01/2013

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Official Emancipation Proclamation Visits Philly

The Library Company put an official copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, once owned by Robert F. Kennedy, on display for a brief time on Monday.

11/29/2010

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