A new initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities is providing schools and communities free access to documentaries tracing the civil rights movement.
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.
Security was tight but the mood was light in the place where our nation was born 237 years ago.
Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day, takes place on June 19th, but Saturday folks are celebrating the 148th anniversary of the holiday in Germantown.
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.
January 1st, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the first document that put the US government in official opposition to slavery.
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.