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Emancipation Proclamation Community Commemoration
Date/time:Feb 28 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:Princeton High School Performing Arts Center
Pulitzer Prize-winning authors and historians James M. McPherson and Douglas Blackmon join moderator Saladin Ambar and Princeton High School students along with community members in an examination of the historic significance of the Emancipation Proclamation 150 years after its enactment by Abraham Lincoln. McPherson is professor emeritus of United States history at Princeton University and won the Pulitzer Prize for his 1989 book “Battle Cry of Freedom.” Blackmon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book is “Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II.” The event will feature readings by PHS students and the authors will sign copies of their books after their talk.
Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.