See a Rare Copy of the Emancipation Proclamation with Lincoln's Signature at UVA

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 00:00 -- mes3xg


Rare copies of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, and the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery, as well as a unique note by the famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass are on display at the University of Virginia, on loan from a private collection. The documents are exhibited in the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library’s first floor gallery through Oct. 22, overlapping with UVA President Jim Ryan’s inauguration Oct. 19. The exhibition also includes letters and rare books related to the Civil War and emancipation from UVA’s Special Collections. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Anne E. Bromley)