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    HMNS Distinguished Lecture Series: The Emancipation Proclamation: Myths and Realities

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    March 6, 2012

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    HMNS Distinguished Lecture Series: The Emancipation Proclamation: Myths and Realities

    The Houston Museum of Natural Science presents an HMNS Distinguished Lecture Series.  Fascinating Speakers, Cutting Edge Science.  Hear about the latest scientific discoveries - from the world's foremost experts. Throughout the year, HMNS hosts a variety of distinguished lecturers to enhance your understanding of a current exhibition or provide new perspectives on captivating topics.

    Tuesday, March 6
    The Emancipation Proclamation: Myths and Realities
    James Oakes, Ph.D., (pictured) City University of New York

    By January 1, 1863 when Lincoln issued the document, the federal government had been freeing slaves for nearly a year and a half. By early 1864, Republican policy makers realized that the Proclamation was not enough to secure the complete destruction of slavery. The question remains: What did the Emancipation Proclamation actually do?

    Dr. James Oakes is professor of history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.


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    6:30pm 


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    Parking is available in our 6-story garage located on Caroline, just south of Hermann Drive. Parking is just $5 for museum patrons and $7 for all others. In addition, some curbside parking is available near the Museum entrance and in Hermann Park.



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