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Emancipation Proclamation



Cameo of Abraham Lincoln surrounded by images of famous black leaders including Frederick Douglass and Otis B. Duncan of Springfield, Illinois. Other vignettes show the effects of equality of blacks.Otis B. Duncan was the highest-ranking black officer to serve in World War I. He led an all-black unit, the 3rd Battalion, 370th Infantry, that distinguished itself in several major battles and by capturing a German village in the last battle of the war. Evoking Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation in this image extends the cause of freedom beyond the borders of the United States

Topics: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895; African Americans; Emancipation Proclamation
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Year: 1919
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