Emancipation Proclamation

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is proud to present
the Emancipation Proclamation as part of our Forever Free exhibit.
This page contains links to resources and activities related to this historic document.

Comparing Two Great Calls for Freedom
Encourage your students share their own thoughts on critical contemporary issues such as unity and security by exploring and comparing two pivotal calls for freedom -
"The Emancipation Proclamation" and "Remarks at Brandenburg Gate." PDF Worksheet





Link to the transcript of the
Emanicpation Proclamation
Link to the transcript of the
Brandenburg Gate Speech

References to Emancipation Proclamation
President Reagan made reference to President Lincoln and the
Emancipation Proclamation on many occasions during his time in the White House.

Link to quotes

National Archives References
Visit the National Archives Website for classroom resources and research links
related to the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil War.
National Archives Website


Other Links:
Teaching With Documents: The Fight for Equal Rights: Black Soldiers in the Civil War
For Teachers: Lesson Plans on the
Emancipation Proclamation: Freedom's First Steps
The Emancipation Proclamation: An Act of Justice
Prologue article By John Hope Franklin

PBS website features "Slavery and the Making of America"