Posts Tagged by emancipation

The Emancipation Proclamation Text

The Emancipation Proclamation January 1, 1863 A Transcription By the President of the United States of America: A Proclamation. Whereas, on the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, […] more

My Bondage and My Freedom

“Believing that one of the best means of emancipating the slaves of the south is to improve and elevate the character of the free colored people of the north, I shall labor in the future, as I have labored in the past, to promote the moral, social, religious, and intellectual elevation of the free colored […] more

Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

“No man can be truly free whose liberty is dependent upon the thought, feeling and action of others, and who has himself no means in his own hands for guarding, protecting, defending and maintaining that liberty”. Free e- book Life and Times of Frederick Douglass Written by himself Hartford, Connecticut: Park Publishing, Co. 1881. Life […] more

The Reconstruction Years and Civil Rights

“The Civil War was not a mere strife for territory and dominion, but a contest of civilization against barbarism” The reconstruction years cover the period immediately after the end of the Civil War in 1865 until 1877. The south lost the war and its social structure based on the slave system. Its people, white and […] more

Recruiting African American soldiers for the Union Army

“The War for the Union, whether men so call it or not, is a war for Emancipation” Since the beginning of the Civil War in 1861, Douglass began advocating for the inclusion of black soldiers in the Union Army. He believed that fighting for the Union was fighting for the freedom of the black man […] more