This Day in History
Freedom


The Emancipation Proclamation
January 1, 1863

On New Year’s Day of 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Although the Act did not immediately free slaves in pro-Union states, it did declare all slaves to be free in the Confederacy and encouraged passage of the 15th Amendment that ended American slavery in 1865.





January's Archived Features:

Tuesday January 1, 2019
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Thursday January 10, 2019
Friday January 11, 2019
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