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Frank E. Jackson, Emancipation Proclamation, 1866,
Frank E. Jackson, Emancipation Proclamation, 1866, Black ink on paper, Simpson Collection, 1987.1.5,
Photograph by John Groo


May 18, 2013 through January 20, 2014

Works in the Exhibition

Gallery Guide

The Emancipation Proclamation
w/ Lincoln Financial Employees

Matt Berky, American, b. 1978, 2013, MP3, Courtesy of the artist

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture will present visual images and artifacts of events surrounding the time of the proclamation. Emancipation! will show the complexity of implementing the order, which declared all slaves held in rebellious states to be free from this date forward. Represented in images from newspapers, photographs, and documents are the ways society learned about and participated in the declaration by President Abraham Lincoln, January 1, 1863, the second year of the Civil War. On view among many others will be multiple works titled "Proclamation of Emancipation."

Curated by Wm. Frank Mitchell, Ph.D., Assistant Director & Curator