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See the Emancipation Proclamation at the Lewis Museum!

Join us for an excursion after platform to the Lewis Museum to see the Kinsey Collection, a special travelling exhibit that has an original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation. Read more at

http://www.rflewismuseum.org/node/12071 .

We will organize carpools from BES.  Optional lunch in the museum cafeteria.

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  • Emil V.

    Our excursion to the Lewis Museum went well. There were 11 of us. We first went to see the Kinsey Collection. The Kinsey family were there, and several of us got to meet them. Mr. Kinsey told me that the reason they're doing this is because they want to make African-American history more real by showing all these items and artifacts to bring history to life.

    The copy of the Emancipation Proclamation on display was small. I expected a large poster with grand print. The earliest copies were military orders, in a small-print booklet that looked like it was meant to be carried in a coat pocket.

    Tomorrow (Monday) at 3 PM, Mr. Kinsey will give a keynote address titled "What You Should Have Learned in High School." He will tell stories and give historical context for items in the collection. For example, Mr. Kinsey told us that you can trace the roots of the "Stop and Frisk" policy back to a 1798 law.

    I highly recommend seeing this collection!

    January 20, 2014

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  • Emil V.
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