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The emancipation events mapped in "Visualizing Emancipation" are only a small fraction of what is documented online and in archives across the country. We began the research for this project with a full survey of the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion along with a less thorough canvas of other sources, including newspapers, letter, and diaries available online.

We need you to help us gather more information about where and when slavery fell apart. If you are interested in helping, either on your own or as part of a class at a high school, college, or university, please contact us at Or, you can simply log in and begin adding new events to our database. We will verify these events, then load them onto the map.

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