Emancipation Proclamation Anniversary Celebrated

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SCRC is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863) with an exhibit that highlights narratives of three former slaves from neighboring states.The exhibit also features excerpts from two southern Illinois soldiers discussing slavery. “The Emancipation Proclamation at 150″ is on display Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, in the Hall of Presidents, Morris Library.

For the online exhibit, see http://scrc1.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/the-emancipation-proclamation-at-150-narratives-of-soldiers-and-former-slaves/