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laphamsquarterly:

Important Lincoln moment you guys!

nprfreshair:

150 years ago today, on December 31, 1862, President Lincoln decided to go forward with the Emancipation Proclamation. It’s an anniversary worth pausing to consider. Here, then, is an audio montage of the voices of former slaves speaking about their experiences to the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s. It was put together by producer Eric Mennel for the radio show BackStory with the American History Guys (my alma mater) for a show they did devoted to the Emancipation Proclamation.

Here, too, is an interesting piece — “On America’s Most Important New Year’s Eve, Lincoln Found Our Better Angels” — by David Shribman of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The Fresh Air interview with Tony Kushner about his screenplay for Lincoln.

And the FA interview Adam Goodheart on the Civil War.

-Nell

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