September 22: The Emancipation Proclamation Warning
On this date in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued a warning that as of January 1, 1863 “all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free….” None of the states in rebellion on September 22 returned to the Union, so the proclamation was issued and took effect on January 1, 1863.
September 22: Emancipation Proclamation Warning
Share this banner on social media to commemorate the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s promise to emancipate slaves in all states that were still in rebellion on January 1, 1863.
FCIT’s audio recording of the Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln describes the circumstances of the Emancipation Proclamation. Also available as a PDF. From the Lit2Go website. Duration: 26 minutes, 23 seconds.