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The Emancipation Proclamation and the End of Slavery

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Emancipation Proclamation and the End of Slavery
  • Date: Monday, March 19, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

Although the Emancipation Proclamation did not end slavery in America at the time it was written, it fundamentally changed the character of the Civil War. Overnight, a war to preserve the Union became a war for human liberation.  Join us as a distinguished panel discusses the Emancipation Proclamation and its symbol of hope for the nearly four million enslaved people who were held in bondage.  Moderated by David Blight, professor of history at Yale University, panelists include Edna Greene Medford, professor of history at Howard University, and others.

The Emancipation Proclamation and the End of Slavery