Category Archives: New York Ave. Presbyterian Church

Emancipation Caps Lincoln’s Desperate Month, December 1862

African-Americans and Abolitionists across the country waited nervously 150 years ago today, for confirmation that President Lincoln had actually signed the Emancipation Proclamation.  No one close to the President doubted that he would before the end of the day.  But the country … Continue reading

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New York Avenue Church and Lincoln’s Emancipation Year

July 14, 1862 is a significant date for New York Avenue Presbyterian, the Lincoln family’s church in Washington.  One of the Lincoln artifacts that remains on permanent display at the church is a draft of an emancipation bill written by … Continue reading

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