Emancipation Proclamation

Title: Emancipation Proclamation
Creator: Abraham Lincoln
Description: This is a photograph of President Lincoln’s handwritten draft of the final Emancipation Proclamation. Lincoln liberated millions of African Americans from slavery with these famous words: “I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free.” The original draft of the Proclamation, issued on January 1, 1863, was lost in the Chicago fire of 1871.
Date original: January 1, 1863
Person: Abraham Lincoln
Document Type: government_document
Publication Statement: The Robert Todd Lincoln Family Papers, Manuscript Division.
Organization location: No known copyright restrictions. Images available at http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trt028.html
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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