BENJAMIN JEALOUS: The Emancipation Proclamation and Our Collective History

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OPINION – The Emancipation Proclamation, which set our nation on the path to the end of slavery, was signed 150 years ago this month. This year we should resolve to teach our children the story of our collective history. The past century and a half offers countless tales of bravery and sacrifice to inspire the […]

Watch Nights mark Emancipation Proclamation 150th

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WASHINGTON – As New Year’s Day approached 150 years ago, all eyes were on President Abraham Lincoln in expectation of what he warned 100 days earlier would be coming _ his final proclamation declaring all slaves in states rebelling against the Union to be “forever free.” A tradition began Dec. 31, 1862, as many Black […]

Locals Celebrate 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

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SACRAMENTO – A local organization is preparing to showcase the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, with the goal of providing essential educational resources to understand “what it means to be an American.” The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862, in the midst of the bloody Civil War. It […]