Civil War; slavery; African Americans; civil rights

Poster titled "Emancipation" showing scenes of slavery surroudning a peaceful view of a prosperous black family, with Lincoln's portrait inset at bottom.

An 1866 letter shows us something that’s often forgotten when people talk about civil rights history. D.H. Kelsey of Plattsmouth was living in Washington, DC, when the 13th Amendment (abolishing slavery) was ratified following the Civil War.

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