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America's New Birth of Freedom
January 16 – March 22, 2009
National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W , Washington DC, District of Columbia,
An exhibition of 10 rare and important documents on loan from the Lincoln Library in Springfield, Illinois. These documents have become the cornerstone of current thinking on Lincoln and his legacy and will include a signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation. Also on view are letters expressing Lincoln's views on emancipation and the conclusion of the Civil War, including Lincoln's letter to James C. Conkling in which he makes his forceful defense of the Emancipation Proclamation, and his letter to Francis Blair on his unwavering demands for peace.
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