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Images of emancipation on Maryland's 150th anniversary
Images of emancipation on Maryland's 150th anniversary

Deborah Willis is familiar with the history of slavery. She co-wrote "Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery," a collection of photographs spanning from emancipation to the New Deal. But she said not enough is taught about the slow pace of slavery's abolishment across the country, which took years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863. Even she didn't fully understand Maryland's emancipation history, she said. "There is a silence in the North when it comes to education about the emancipation," she said. "I want to retell the story of those people. These images have been...

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