Emancipation Proclamation

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U.S. Archives To Display Emancipation Proclamation

The National Archives is placing the original Emancipation Proclamation on display in Washington to mark Black History Month.

02/05/2014

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Gettysburg National Park Grants KKK Event Permit

The Ku Klux Klan has been granted a permit to hold an event at Gettysburg National Military Park.

09/26/2013

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First Black Union Soldiers Remembered In D.C. Exhibit

Months after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed 150 years ago, the first unit of black Northern soldiers was organized as the 54th Massachusetts Regiment and went on to fight at Fort Wagner in South Carolina during the Civil War.

09/15/2013

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Lincoln Eatery Donates Funds To Lincoln’s Cottage

To celebrate D.C. Emancipation Day, Washington’s Lincoln restaurant is donating a portion of its sales to support President Lincoln’s cottage.

04/16/2013

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Watch Nights Mark Emancipation Proclamation 150th

As New Year’s Day approached 150 years ago, all eyes were on President Abraham Lincoln in expectation of what he warned 100 days earlier would be coming — his final proclamation declaring all slaves in states rebelling against the Union to be “forever free.”

12/29/2012

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Lincoln’s Cottage Displays Copy Of Emancipation Proclamation

President Lincoln’s Cottage is displaying a rare, signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation to mark the 150th anniversary of the order to freeing slaves during the Civil War.

09/22/2012

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Antietam Battle So Big, There Are 2 Re-Enactments

The Civil War Battle of Antietam was so big, they’re re-enacting it twice. And nearly 8,000 re-enactors had to make a choice: strictly regimented realism or bombastic spectacle?

09/13/2012

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Lincoln’s Cottage In D.C. Tackles Modern Slavery

The house where President Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation some 150 years ago is confronting the reality that more people are held in modern-day slavery than at the height of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

02/17/2012

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D.C. Government Closed In Honor Of Emancipation Day

District government offices and schools are closed in observance of Emancipation Day.

04/15/2011

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