Lerone Bennett, Jr. visits DuSable Museum!
From the Emancipation Proclamation to the 13th Amendment
January 1, 2013, marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln, freeing slaves in the Confederate States. Contrary to popular belief, the Emancipation Proclamation did not free all slaves. It also did not outlaw slavery or make the former slaves citizens. Slavery would not be outlawed in all states until December, 1865 with the passage of the 13th Amendment.
Do you want to learn more about these crucial documents in American History? Join us for an in depth discussion with renowned scholar, author, historian Lerone Bennett, Jr. as he interprets, evaluates, and “breaks down” the political and moral debates concerning the American Civil War (1861–1865), the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation (1862), the Emancipation Proclamation (1863), the Thirteenth Amendment (1865), and their aftermaths 150+ years later.
Lerone Bennett, Jr. has written several books, including numerous histories of the African-American experience. These include his first work Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America, 1619-1962 and also Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream, which questions President Abraham Lincoln’s role as the “Great Emancipator”