Scene in the House on the passage of the proposition to amend the Constitution, January 31, 1865

How well do you know your history? Take the 13th Amendment Quiz.

Test your knowledge of the constitutional amendment that formally abolished slavery in the United States. Then browse a list of PBS films below to learn more about this delicate moment in U.S. history. 

Photo courtesey of Library of Congress. Scene in the House on the passage of the proposition to amend the Constitution, 1865.

Want more?Watch a preview of The Abolitionistsby American Experience. Coming to PBS January 2013.

You may also be interested in the PBS films below that explore the period of Empancipation, Reconstruction & the Jim Crow South between 1865 - 1965:

| Slavery By Another Name

| Slavery and the Making of America

| Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

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