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Date: Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (EST)

"Then, thenceforward, and forever free." Few public documents contain words more stirring than those from the Emancipation Proclamation. The process of Emancipation was momentous, tumultuous, exhilarating, and chaotic. Spirits soared and hopes were crushed as nearly four million black Southerners made the transition from slavery to freedom. How did they actually experience emancipation? What did they hope freedom would mean? How did they pursue it, and what obstacles did they face as they attempted to claim and secure freedom for themselves and their families? You will find some interesting answers to those questions in the remarkable photographs, letters, and eye witness accounts that we will discuss in this workshop.

Associate Professor, Joint Appointment with African
and Afro-American Studies, Department of History
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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