The Emancipation Proclamation was issued 150 years ago, at the beginning of 1863, and was very controversial--and actually, continues to be so.
Here's what the site says: "Join Pulitzer Prize winning historian Eric Foner and BHS Public Historian Julie Golia for a discussion of a document that continues to resonate 150 years after its signing." Not a whole lot to go on, but I'm sure it will be interesting.
This is a FREE PROGRAM, but you must rsvp on their site. Just rsvping here isn't enough. You can do this at http://brooklynhistory.org/visitor/calendar.html
There is also our own $1 meetup fee, payable to the Meetup organizer, me.
How to meet us: We're meeting at 6pm in the space where the talk is held, the Great Hall, for a 6:30pm talk; they may not seat until 6:15. Join us there or else on line waiting to get into that space. I will be holding a handwritten sign that says MEETUP.
The Brooklyn Historical Society was founded in 1863 as the Long Island Historical Society and is located in a gorgeous landmarked building in beautiful Brooklyn Heights.