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The Long Emancipation: The Demise of Slavery in the United States
  • Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
  • Time: 12:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

Answers to questions about who ended slavery, how, and why remain fiercely contested more than 150 years after the passage of the 13th Amendment. In The Long Emancipation, Ira Berlin offers a framework for understanding that emancipation was a shifting but persistent struggle that involved thousands of men and women.

A book signing will follow the program. Purchase this book on the day of the event from the myArchives Store and receive a 15% discount (members get 20% off).

All public programs at the National Archives are free and streamed live online via the National Archives’ YouTube channel. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 in advance.