eptember 22, 2012 is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. In celebration, Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is exhibiting President Abraham Lincoln’s only surviving handwritten copy and the final official version of it. The free exhibit continues through September 24. To register for it, visit http://schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com/.
This video contains footage of the draft and final proclamation. And New York State — which owns the draft version of it — has posted this photo of it online. But there is no substitute for seeing this in person.