"Proclaiming Emancipation" Exhibit, Feb. 18, 2013

The final day of the exhibit was Kids' Day.

"Proclaiming Emancipation" Exhibit, Feb. 18, 2013

The youngsters were eager to participate.

"Proclaiming Emancipation" Exhibit, Feb. 18, 2013

There were five activity stations designed to help students understand the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation.

"Proclaiming Emancipation" Exhibit, Feb. 18, 2013

U-M student volunteers helped attendees evaluate information in the exhibit.

"Proclaiming Emancipation" Exhibit, Feb. 18, 2013

Up close with rare artifacts.

"Proclaiming Emancipation" Exhibit, Feb. 18, 2013

Many of the documents and artifacts are unique to U-M's William L. Clements Library collections and have never before been exhibited.

"Proclaiming Emancipation" Exhibit, Feb. 18, 2013

The exhibit drew students of all ages.

INTERPRETING EMANCIPATION   Presidents' Day (Feb. 18) marked the closing of the "Proclaiming Emancipation" exhibit at U-M's Hatcher Graduate Library. It was also Kids' Day at the exhibit; students from local schools were invited to participate in activities designed to encourage historical thinking and their understanding of the Emancipation Proclamation, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary. 

Photos by Marlene Lacasse.

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