News of the Emancipation Proclamation spreads throughout the country and does not quite get the reception that Abraham Lincoln had hoped for.
Lincoln Ponders Colonization and Emancipation
Abraham Lincoln approves a contract to deport slaves to Central America as pressure increases for him to order emancipation.
You and We are Different Races
Abraham Lincoln hosts a conference of black men at the White House, where he reiterates his desire that they voluntarily leave America.
President Lincoln’s 1861 Message to Congress
President Abraham Lincoln submits his first annual message to Congress, in which he describes the current state of affairs and reiterates his view that the Union must be preserved by all necessary means.