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The Many Meanings of the Emancipation Proclamation: A Panel Discussion

During Greensboro’s Emancipation Proclamation Awareness Month, learn more from area scholars at a panel discussion and conversation with:

Dr. Arwin Smallwood, Professor and Chair, History Dept., North Carolina A&T State University:
“The Impact of the Emancipation Proclamation on African-Americans in North Carolina,” particularly Eastern North Carolina

Dr. Paul Escott, Reynolds Professor, History Dept., Wake Forest University:
“Who Freed the Slaves?,” including how a war for preservation of the Union became a war for emancipation, and how that emancipation still remained limited, in terms of equal rights and racial issues

Dr. Mark Elliott, Associate Professor, History Dept., UNC-Greensboro:
“Emancipation and American Nationalism,” its impact on American ideals and how British emancipation influenced American abolitionists and added pressure for America to end slavery

Make a free reservation by calling Mary Allen at 336.373.2982.

This program made possible by the City of Greensboro, Greensboro Historical Museum, Inc. and the John Floy Wicker Endowment.