Press Release
January 24, 2013

National Archives Explores the Emancipation Proclamation in Art and Documents Feb. 7

Washington, DC…On Thursday, February 7, at 7 p.m., the National Archives hosts a program exploring the Emancipation Proclamation in Art and Documents. This public program is free, and no registration is required. It will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.

Eleanor Jones Harvey, chief curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), and Michael Hussey, historian at the National Archives, use images from the exhibit “The Civil War and American Art” at SAAMto explore the connections between these works of art and records from the National Archives. Rex M. Ellis, associate director for curatorial affairs at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, moderates a panel that includes Ira Berlin, professor of history at University of Maryland.

This program is part of National Archives’ year-long celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. See a special video, details on upcoming programs and related online resources []. The 150th anniversary celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation is presented in part by the Verizon Foundation.

The National Archives Building in Washington, DC, is fully accessible. Take Metro’s Yellow or Green lines to the Archives/Navy Memorial station. To verify the date and times of programs, call the National Archives Public Programs Line at 202-357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online.

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For press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.

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