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Emancipation Day in New York and Brooklyn

Alan Singer | Posted 03.04.2013 | New York
Alan Singer

On January 1, 1863, after almost two years of uncertainty, questioning and debate, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, ending slavery in rebelling states as a war measure.

Republican Leaders Join In Honoring New Rotunda Statue Of Radical Socialist Woman

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A woman whose name we all know was a proud Red, a committed Socialist, and an unapologetic Wobbly. And now she's not only buried in the National Cathedral, she's got her own statue in the Capitol.