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150 Years: Emancipation Proclamation

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What was the Emancipation Proclamation?


Did the document free Africans enslaved in the United States?


Was Abraham Lincoln the “Great Emancipator”?


Discuss these questions and more as the Macon Library community observes the 150th anniversary of the “Emancipation Proclamation,” featuring a:



  • Screening of “Fight for Freedom:  The Inspiring Story of African American Civil War Soldiers.”

  • Read aloud of the “Emancipation Proclamation.”

  • Libation tribute to freedom fighters and abolitionists of the 19th Century.

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