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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.

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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: 4/24/2014
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