Henery Ford Museum Displays Original Emancipation Proclamation

. June 20, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Henery Ford Museum is displaying the original Emancipation Proclamation for a limited time in June.

On loan from the National Archives, the original Emancipation Proclamation is one of the landmarks of American history. As divisive as it was courageous, Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, issued as the nation was consumed in an unthinkably violent civil war, declared that “all persons held as slaves within any State… shall be then, thenceforward and forever free.”

The original document will only be available to the public for a limited time beginning the evening of Monday, June 20. Following a short opening ceremony, the document will be on display around-the-clock, straight through early Wednesday morning, June 22, when it will return to Washington DC.

The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
www.thehenryford.org

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