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Slavery: The Peculiar Institution     View
This online exhibit from the Library of Congress American Memory Project contains primary source materials related to the African slave trade and the history of slavery in America.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center     View
This is the website for The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, which is a "living and learning center in Cincinnati offering lessons and reflections on the ongoing struggle for freedom." This museum traces the story of how slaves escaped f ...

African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship     View
African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship explores black America's quest for equality from the early national period through the twentieth century. Showcasing the African American collections of the Library of Congress, the site tells "t ...

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 ...



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