An Educational Film on ICAMus. Emancipation Proclamation: The Journey To Freedom is an original film on the Negro Spiritual by Exhibitions Curator, Archivist, and Lecturer Bill Doggett. The film commemorates the Songs of African Americans in the struggle for freedom, the 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment, the Death of President Lincoln, and The End of The Civil War.
December 6, 1865 – December 6, 2015.
Congress ratified the 13th Amendment and outlawed slavery on December 6, 1865.
The film Emancipation Proclamation commemorates the Songs of the soul and spirit of African Americans in the struggle for freedom.
The film Emancipation Proclamation was launched on the ICAMus Website on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015.
EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION: THE JOURNEY TO FREEDOM
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The film Emancipation Proclamation: The Journey To Freedom features:
-- Historical background and documents.
-- Negro Spirituals, their arrangements/editions/publications, and their performances by classically trained performers, soprano Barbara Hendricks, The Moses Hogan Chorale and baritone Will Liverman.
-- The Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln's assassination, The settings of Negro Spirituals Oh Freedom and Deep River by Shawn E. Okpebholo. Born in 1981, Dr. Okpebholo is a renown contemporary American composer and conductor. We invite you to visit his Website.
-- Mr. Doggett's personal Closing Dedication.