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History: Emancipation Proclamation #1039854

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 01, 2013
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(Studio: Kate Snow) The 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation noted; commemorative stamp shown.

(New York: Ron Mott) The historic significance of the Emancipation Proclamation that abolished slavery reviewed; scenes shown of observances in Amherst, Massachusetts and elsewhere; excerpt shown from the movie “Glory.” [MAN – says we’re at a better time in life and history.] [Historian Doris Kearns GOODWIN – comments on Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the proclamation in 1863; notes the contributions of black soldiers in the Civil War.]

Snow, Kate;
Mott, Ron

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