Conversations on the Civil War - 1863: Emancipation

This program offers the first of a series of public conversations at USC, Columbia, Conversations on the Civil War - 1863. The series features Dr. Edgar in conversation with scholars and authors, renowned for their works on the American Civil War. Our first guest, Dr. Thavolia Glymph, of Duke University, talks with him about the importance of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Below find the full one hour program and excerpts from the program.

PHOTO CREDIT: Henry Lewis Stephens, untitled watercolor (c. 1863) of a black man reading a newspaper with headline "Presidential Proclamation/Slavery".

Henry Lewis Stephens, untitled watercolor (c. 1863) of a black man reading a newspaper with headline "Presidential Proclamation/Slavery".