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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Video: US National Archives shares rarely-seen slave petitions from DC Emancipation Act

In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the DC Emancipation Act, the National Archives has shared rarely seen original records pertaining to the Act, including petitions from slaves in Washington, DC. National Archives archivists Damani Davis and Robert Ellis, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln scholar Kenneth Winkle discuss the significance of these documents in the National Archives "Inside the Vaults" video short

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