Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963

Changing America:

The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963

May 17 - June 27, 2014

Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963, is a national traveling exhibition which explores the relationship between two great people's movements for equal rights: the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and the March on Washington in 1963. Both grew out of decades of bold actions, resistance, organization, and vision. One hundred years separate them, yet they are linked in the larger story of a struggle for liberty which brought together different races, classes and ideologies and had a profound impact on the generations that followed.

Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963 is presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The tour of the traveling exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963 is free with museum admission.

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