FLAT, 1852. C. Attributed to Joseph B. Starkweather.
of the California State Library
Slavery to Freedom:
Library digitization project revisits California's
The California State Library is proud that this special issue of Connection
is coming out during Black History Month. The library-centric
Underground Railroad projects we feature here discuss the emerging
collection of narratives and items that are redefining the history
of African Americans not just in California, but nationwide.
To further celebrate Black History Month, through March 2004
visitors to the California State Library will enjoy an exhibit of
rare books, prints, photographs, and manuscripts documenting the
African American experience in the United States and California,
including the very rare first printing of the Emancipation
Proclamation and the vote of the California Legislature on the 13th
The Exhibit will be in the lobby of the Library and Courts Building
at 914 Capitol Mall in Sacramento.
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