Wisconsin celebrates 50 years of black freedom, 1915

Fifty years of freedom: report of committee representing state of Wisconsin at the celebration of the half-century anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Chicago, Aug. 22-Sept. 16, 1915

In the summer of 1915, the nation held a "Semi-Centennial Celebration of Negro Freedom" in Chicago, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Wisconsin mounted an exhibition there, and sent 100 African-American children to attend. This booklet describes the exhibition, Wisconsin's participation in it, and (on pages 17-20) gives useful statistics on achievements by African-Americans in Wisconsin in the U.S. between 1863 and 1913. This copy of the pamphlet was digitized and is hosted by the Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum in Milwaukee.

Related Topics: The Progressive Era
Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
Abolition and Other Reforms
Post-war African-American Migration
Desegregation and Civil Rights
Creator: Anonymous
Pub Data: Madison, 1915?
Citation: Fifty Years of Freedom: Report of Committee Representing State of Wisconsin at the Celebration of the Half-century Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Chicago, Aug. 22-Sept. 16, 1915 (Madison, 1915?). Online facsimile at:  http://wbhsm.homestead.com/lincolnepbook1915.pdf; Visited on: 6/23/2018