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The Enduring Emancipation: From President Lincoln to President Obama

For a nation at war over slavery, President Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation was inevitable. Here, we examine Lincolns challenges to introduce a document that became a cornerstone event for communities of all races for generations to come.

Presented by:

Paul Gardullo

Candra Flanagan

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Original Airdate: February 5, 2009

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