Emancipation Proclamation http://wkyufm.org en Original Emancipation Proclamation On Display in Tennessee http://wkyufm.org/post/original-emancipation-proclamation-display-tennessee <p></p><p>The original <span class="yshortcuts cs4-visible" id="lw_1360695067_0">Emancipation Proclamation</span>, a document that changed the lives of countless African-Americans during the Civil War, is on display in Nashville as the fragile historical document makes its only stop in the Southeast on a 150th anniversary tour.</p><p id="yui_3_5_1_22_1360764769173_225">The <span class="yshortcuts cs4-visible" id="lw_1360695067_5">exhibit</span> opened Tuesday — fittingly on <span class="yshortcuts cs4-visible" id="lw_1360695067_1">President Abraham Lincoln</span>'s birthday — at the Tennessee State Museum and runs through Monday. It's a rare visit outside the nation's capital for the original document Lincoln signed in 1863 declaring "forever free" all slaves held in Confederate states rebelling against the Union.</p><p>Because lights are harmful to the papers, the document can only be viewed for 72 hours over the course of the six days. After Feb. 18, a replica of the Emancipation Proclamation will be on display until the exhibit ends Sept. 1. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:18:50 +0000 Associated Press 26400 at http://wkyufm.org Original Emancipation Proclamation On Display in Tennessee Historians Say Antietam Helped Lead to Emancipation Proclamation http://wkyufm.org/post/historians-say-antietam-helped-lead-emancipation-proclamation <p>One-hundred-fifty years ago this week, Confederate and Union soldiers met in one of the deadliest single day battles in history. Dr. Glenn La Fantasie of the WKU Institute for Civil War Studies and WKU military historian Jack Thacker say President Lincoln considered the Battle of Antietam to be a victory and selected the aftermath of the battle as a good time to move ahead with plans to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. However, the WKU historians say the plan to free the slaves was less popular in the north than many people believe.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 11:14:00 +0000 Dan Modlin 19143 at http://wkyufm.org Historians Say Antietam Helped Lead to Emancipation Proclamation WKU Historians Discuss the Significance of the Battle of Antietam http://wkyufm.org/post/wku-historians-discuss-significance-battle-antietam <p>One-hundred-fifty years ago this week, Union and Confederate forces met for one of the deadliest single day battles in American history. The Battle of Antietam took place in Maryland, after Confederate commander Robert E. Lee decided to move north from Virginia. The battle is remembered for high casualty figures and graphic photographs that increased public awareness about the death and suffering caused by the fighting. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 06:23:00 +0000 Dan Modlin 19139 at http://wkyufm.org WKU Historians Discuss the Significance of the Battle of Antietam