Emancipation Booklet

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 9/3/2020

In this handheld, small booklet carried and distributed by Union soldiers, it contained the brief but powerful words of the Emancipation Proclamation. Some of those Union soldiers were African American, and they carried and read this message granting freedom to those enslaved. Have students think about how small it is, about who read it, and why this might be an important object to some people.

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