Lincoln and the Meaning of Emancipation

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Lincoln and the Meaning of Emancipation



The Gilder Lehrman Center and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, with funding from the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and the Mather Fund are pleased to announce a new teacher education initiative, Lincoln and the Meaning of Emancipation, to be held at Yale University and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

This year-long series of lectures and workshops will connect more recent emancipatory movements to the long history of slavery, emancipation, and abolition in the US and around the world. Our proposed program will inform and train teachers, and along with our partner to see how Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation is situated within broader abolitionist movements, past and present. Lincoln and emancipation remain relevant today, not simply as moments for historical celebration, but also as touchstones and calls to action in the present.

The seven Yale University events will be held at Luce Hall during the 2013-14 school year. The lecture/workshops are free to all educators; however, participants are required to register in advance. For more information or to register for an event, visit our events page or contact Thomas Thurston at thomas.thurston@yale.edu.