Free Lecture: Who Freed Who – Emancipation and 13th Amendment: February 16, 1 pm to 2 pm

[This is a cross-posting of a post by Bill Brown on our NC Civil War 150 blog.]

The Friends of the Archives and the State Archives of North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee and are sponsoring a free lecture on February 16, at 1 p.m.

Please come join us!

Who Freed Who: Emancipation and the 13th Amendment is the talk being given by Dr. Gerald Prokopowicz, East Carolina University. The Emancipation Proclamation did not end slavery, but would be followed by the 13th Amendment which was passed by Congress and legislatively abolished slavery in the U.S. The lecture will discuss the relationship between these two historic documents.

Prokopowicz is the author of “Did Lincoln Own Slaves?” and is the online host of Civil War Talk Radio. He was the resident Lincoln scholar at the Lincoln Museum in Fort Wayne, Ind., and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College. He is chair of the History Department of East Carolina University in Greenville.

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For information concerning the upcoming exhibit of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, please see: