Emancipation in the United States

A panel discussion was held on the history of emancipation in the United States. The panelists talked about the social, moral, and… read more

A panel discussion was held on the history of emancipation in the United States. The panelists talked about the social, moral, and legal forces that President Lincoln considered in his decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. They also discussed abolition and inclusive social policies in other countries and compared them to the Emancipation Proclamation. 

“Emancipation in the United States” was Session II of the second day of the conference on “Race and Emancipation in the Age of Lincoln,” held as part of the national commemoration of the 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Howard University hosted the conference co-sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission (ALBC). close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Kate Masur Assistant Professor Northwestern University->History Department
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285351-2
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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 17, 2009
Last Aired:
Jan 3, 2011

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  • Apr 17, 2009 | 11:39am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 01, 2011 | 12:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 02, 2011 | 6:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 03, 2011 | 2:04am EST | C-SPAN 3
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