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DC Celebrates Emancipation     View
Information about Emancipation Day (April 16), which has been an official public holiday in Washington, DC since 2005. On that day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act. The site features a history of DC emancipat ...,a,1207,q,608954.asp

Uncomfortable Truths: The Shadow of Slave Trading on Art & Design     View
The year 2007 "marks the bi-centenary of the parliamentary abolition of the slave trade [in the U.K.]." In commemoration, this site features material about the works of contemporary artists dealing with the legacies of slavery, and trails t ...

International Slavery Museum     View
Website for this British museum in Liverpool that opened in 2007, the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in Britain. The museum "explores both the historical and contemporary aspects of slavery." The site provides images ...

Slavery & Abolition in the U.S.: Select Publications of the 1800s     View
This site presents "a digital collection of books and pamphlets that demonstrate the varying ideas and beliefs about slavery in the United States as expressed by Americans throughout the nineteenth century." Search or browse by author, date ...

Today in History: September 9: Stono Rebellion     View
Overview of this slave revolt that started on September 9, 1739, when "twenty black Carolinians met near the Stono River, approximately twenty miles southwest of Charleston. ... [It was] the largest slave uprising in the British mainland colonie ...

Emancipation Proclamation     View
Small exhibit on the Emancipation Proclamation, issued by Abraham Lincoln at the beginning of 1863 during the Civil War. Includes an essay about Lincoln and slavery, timeline, and images of versions of the document. Part of a Library of Congress Amer ...

Dred Scott Sesquicentennial: The Dred Scott Decision 1857-2007, 150 Years     View
Background information and listing of events commemorating the 150-year anniversary (in 2007) of the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision, "which decided the case in 1857, hastening the start of the Civil War." Includes a chronology of the cas ...

Conservation of the Dred Scott Papers     View
Description of the conservation of papers from the case in which "Dred Scott petitioned the St. Louis Circuit Court for his freedom in April 1846." The case, which eventually went to the U.S. Supreme Court and was decided on March 6, 1857, ...

Africans in America: The Terrible Transformation, 1450 to 1750     View
This section of a PBS site on Africans in America deals directly with the Middle Passage ("so called because it was the middle leg of a three-part voyage"). It includes a history of the era, links to other entries related to the Middle Pass ...

An Era of Progress and Promise: Education and Religion in Post-Emancipation America     View
Website for a 1910 book for those interested in "the history of education, the development of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the Negro Business League, religion in the United States, or African-American society in post-Emancipatio ...



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