At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington

2013 marks two important anniversaries in African American history. 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing some slaves and setting the stage for the eventual abolition of slavery. 100 years later, in 1963, black civil rights activists led the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, marked by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

To commemorate Black History Month, the CSUMB Library is highlighting the following books in our collection for further reading on these historic events.

book cover Franklin, J. (1995). The Emancipation Proclamation. Wheeling, Ill.: Harlan Davidson.
Ripley, C.P. (1993). Witness for Freedom: African American Voices on Race, Slavery, and Emancipation. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. book cover
book cover Hansen, D. (2003). The Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Speech That Inspired a Nation. New York: Ecco.
Barber, L. (2002). Marching on Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition. Berkeley: University of California Press. book cover

See also:

Cultural Studies Research Guide

Association for the Study of African American Life and History