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Emancipation Proclamation Celebrates 150 Years

Clip: 12/31/2012 | 8m 28s

Issued by President Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation is one of the defining documents of American democracy and is rarely available for public viewing. Ray Suarez talks to Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard University about the importance of this historic artifact.

Aired: 12/31/12

Rating: NR

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