1. The First Step to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln’s Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation
Friday, September 21—Monday, September 24, 2012
In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, this four-day exhibition will present for the first time together Abraham Lincoln’s handwritten draft, issued on September 22, 1862, from the New York State Library, and The Officia
l Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, from the National Archives. 
Registration begins on September 5, 2012. Visit, www.schomburgcenter.org/emancipation150 for more information.This exhibition was organized by:The New York State Education Department, Board of RegentsDr. Merryl H. Tisch, Chancellor New York State Museum - New York State Library - New York State ArchivesSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public LibraryNational Archives and Records AdministrationThe Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is grateful to the James S. and Merryl H. Tisch Foundation for its generous support of the anniversary celebration and exhibition-related programming.

    The First Step to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln’s Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

    Friday, September 21—Monday, September 24, 2012

    In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, this four-day exhibition will present for the first time together Abraham Lincoln’s handwritten draft, issued on September 22, 1862, from the New York State Library, and The Officia

    l Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, from the National Archives. 
    Registration begins on September 5, 2012. Visit, www.schomburgcenter.org/emancipation150 for more information.

    This exhibition was organized by:
    The New York State Education Department, Board of Regents
    Dr. Merryl H. Tisch, Chancellor 

    New York State Museum - New York State Library - New York State Archives
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
    National Archives and Records Administration

    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is grateful to the James S. and Merryl H. Tisch Foundation for its generous support of the anniversary celebration and exhibition-related programming.