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The Emancipation Proclamation: Origins, Impact, and Legacy

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT

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How did the Emancipation Proclamation come about, what was its impact on the Civil War, and what is its legacy? Join us as a distinguished panel offers historical perspectives on the Emancipation Proclamation and the continued fight for civil rights. Moderated by David Blight, professor of history, Yale University, panelists include Edna Greene Medford, professor of history, Howard University; Z. Maurice Jackson, associate professor of history, Department and African American Studies, Georgetown University; and Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC).



This program is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of United Airlines.



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