Emancipation Sources

Educator resources covering Emancipation and its legacies

This lesson includes and invitation to an emancipation celebration, a photo of emancipation oak, a transcript and an excerpted transcript of the Emancipation Proclamation.


This is a colorized historic photo of a United States Colored Troop Soldier

Examines the role and experiences of the USCTs.


Historical photo of a unidentified African American Woman from Lynchburg

Explore the history of African American education through the stories of several Virginia educators. How did emancipation affect education? How have people fought for equal access to education in the United States?