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Speakers Bureau: John Fazio, “The Emancipation Proclamation”
January 17 @ 6:00 pm
The Emancipation Proclamation was a moral imperative as well as a war measure. This PowerPoint presentation covers these reasons for the Proclamation along with that of possible foreign intervention in the war. Mr. Fazio will describe the Proclamation’s preparation and promulgation and three different interpretations of it. Then he will discuss its immediate and long-term effects, along with the Thirteenth Amendment and how those two documents were viewed by later generations of African-Americans.