They cried. They reminisced. The master told Douglass he would have run away, too.
After the colossal success of “Invisible Man,” Ralph Ellison struggled for 40 years to finish his second novel, “Juneteenth.”
The Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment, both signed by Abraham Lincoln, are the most significant among an impressive array of historic documents going up for auction this week.
Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) is a holiday commemorating this day, which marked the effective end of slavery in the United States.
Look back 150 years ago when Congress approved the 13th Amendment, which officially abolished slavery in the United States.
On September 22 1862, Abraham Lincoln issued his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. Explore five facts about the 16th U.S. president and his policies on slavery.
Bidders can take home a rare piece of history on Tuesday when a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln goes up for auction.