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Annual conference to examine Emancipation Proclamation, Tubman

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Maybe Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation didn’t free all the slaves, but that hardly diminishes the document in the eyes of Russell Sage College history professor Andor Skotnes. “The Civil War was about preserving the Union, but when Lincoln issued the proclamation it turned into a war against slavery,” said Skotnes, who will be one of the many speakers at the Capital District Underground Railroad Public History Conference held Friday through Sunday at Russell Sage in ...

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