YMI Exhibit: Freedom for All

The Path to Emancipation

During the 150th year of the 1863 signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, a traveling exhibit of illustrated informational panels outline the struggle for freedom by the enslaved people in North Carolina and the nation. It will travel to state history museums, historic sites, libraries and other academic and cultural venues from July 12, 2013- August 10, 2015.

“‘Freedom for All’ on exhibit at YMI this month conveys how securing freedom was more of a process than a single act or proclamation and the exhibit highlights North Carolina’s unique role in that process,” notes Earl James, curator of the African-American History at N.C. Museum of History.

“Freedom for All” focuses on the status of North Carolina before the Civil War events leading up to Lincoln’s issuance of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation and outcomes and results of the document in the state and nation. The exhibit also examines some of the differences between the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, the final Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment.

Event Details

Where: YMI Cultural Center
When:  January 5, 2014 – February 5, 2014
During Regular Business Hours: Tues – Fri 12-4pm
Cost:  Free
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