Voices of the Civil War Episode 11 "Prelude to the Emancipation Proclamation" - The Charles H. Wright Museum Blog

Voices of the Civil War Episode 11 "Prelude to the Emancipation Proclamation"

DECEMBER 2012: The Voices of the Civil War is a five-year film series dedicated to celebrating and commemorating the Civil War over the course of the sesquicentennial. Each month, new episodes cover pertinent topics that follow the monthly events and issues as they unfolded for African Americans during the Civil War. Within these episodes there are various primary sources – letters and diaries, newspaper reports, and more - to recount various experiences of blacks during this period. We encourage your feedback and commentary through our Voices of the Civil War web blog.

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On September 22, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation after the Union’s win at the Battle of Antietam.  By December 1862, northern morale was declining and many doubted that Lincoln would issue the Emancipation Proclamation as promised on January 1, 1863.

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1. White House Historical Association
2. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
3. Library of Congress
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