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The emancipation of four million slaves during the Civil War was the single most revolutionary social transformation in American history. Most accounts focus on the Emancipation Proclamation and oversimplify a process that took generations to complete. Join Gilder Lehrman and James Oakes of Graduate Center of the City University of New York to look deeper at the complex process of emancipation and the efforts of thousands of men and women struggling for freedom before and during the Civil War.

In this video, meet Professor James Oakes:

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January 10 – February 5, 2013 Location: South Florida Fair, 9067 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
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South Florida Fair, 9067 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times, a traveling panel exhibition, illustrates that two centuries after his birth, Lincoln still speaks to Americans and the world. Raised on the Kentucky and Indiana frontiers, and formed by his experiences as a lawyer in Illinois, Lincoln wrestled with issues of race and rights, with the limits of political leadership, and with civil liberties during wartime.

January 3 – 31, 2013 Location: Byram Hills High School, 12 Tripp Lane, Armonk, NY
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Byram Hills High School, 12 Tripp Lane, Armonk, NY

Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times, a traveling panel exhibition, illustrates that two centuries after his birth, Lincoln still speaks to Americans and the world. Raised on the Kentucky and Indiana frontiers, and formed by his experiences as a lawyer in Illinois, Lincoln wrestled with issues of race and rights, with the limits of political leadership, and with civil liberties during wartime.