Emancipation During the Civil War

Beverly Wilson Palmer is the editor of the Charles Sumner Correspondence and Thaddeus Stevens Papers of Pomona College. As Radical… read more

Beverly Wilson Palmer is the editor of the Charles Sumner Correspondence and Thaddeus Stevens Papers of Pomona College. As Radical Republicans in Congress during the Civil War, Representative Thaddeus Stevens and Senator Charles Sumner became a united force in pressuring President Lincoln to abolish slavery. Ms. Palmer talked about their involvement in emancipation and responded to a question from a member of the audience. 

“Stevens, Sumner, and the Journey to Full Emancipation” was part of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society annual Spring Symposium “Emancipation During the Civil War,” which was held in the Congressional Auditorium in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. close

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Emancipation During the Civil War

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Sep 10, 2011

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  • Sep 10, 2011 | 7:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 10, 2011 | 11:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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