5 Things You May Not Know About Lincoln, Slavery and Emancipation

September 22 2015 will mark the 153rd anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, in which he declared that as of January 1, 1863, all slaves in states in rebellion against the Union “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” To commemorate the occasion, we invite you to consider some surprising facts about Lincoln’s views… [Continue Reading]