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Emancipation Proclamation cards
Box of 10

Blank Notecards - $19.95


Note Cards

The Emancipation Proclamation is one of the most important documents in United States history. This painting is available as notecards.

• Beautiful full-color artwork
• Printed on premium card stock
• Inside: blank
• 10 cards and white envelopes
• Packaging: Kraft paper window box, made with recycled materials
• Measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

Printed in U.S.A.

Historical Information

On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. “If my name ever goes into history,” Lincoln told his cabinet, “it will be for this act, and my whole soul is in it.”

Lincoln took a bold risk in declaring the war to be a social revolution as well, but he was convinced that the nation had to take a meaningful step forward by making American democracy untainted by human bondage. The contest was no longer only to erase a boundary line from the map. Henceforth, it would also be a war fought to erase a word – slavery – from the American experience.

An aged slave preacher described emancipation in single prayer: “Lord, we ain’t what we oughta be. We ain’t what we want to be. We ain’t what we goin’ to be. But thank God, we ain’t what we was.”


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