Revisiting emancipation: Lincoln’s proclamation was about property, military strategy

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With the Emancipation Proclamation turning 150 years old this month, “Melissa Harris Perry” revisited the document and what it meant, for the rebellious south, for President Abraham Lincoln, and for the enslaved people impacted — or bypassed – by it.

Melissa’s guest: Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York, which is currently hosting an exhibit featuring images of enslaved African-Americans.

The episode also focused on the modern day treatment of slavery, and whether we have really dealt with this important aspect of America’s history, in our culture, or in our history books.

Watch part two of the discussion below:

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To learn more about the Schomberg Center, click here. And learn more about the exhibition, “Visualizing Emancipation” here.