Welcome to the National Endowment for the Humanities' Emancipation Resource Portal. To mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the NEH is hosting a series of events on National Constitution Day, September 17th, 2012. The NEH has collaborated with University of Richmond President and Civil War historian Edward L. Ayers to create a number of opportunities - including an interactive discussion
with leading emancipation historians and a creative student contest
- which encourage high school and college students across the nation to consider the immediate and long-term implications of emancipation as it relates to the U.S. Constitution and their lives today. NEH has partnered with the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to live stream the interactive discussion taking place at the Smithsonian's Warner Bros. Theater.
This online resource portal contains relevant essays, lesson plans from NEH's website EDSITEment!
, an interactive timeline
with links to NEH-funded films and interactive websites, and instructions for teachers and community members on how to host watch parties for the live streamed event. Through this site, teachers and students may also interact with one another and the presenters.
This event is made possible through generous support from History Channel.
Through a partnership with the Smithsonian Museum of American History, the dramatic performance by noted Civil War historians will take place before a live student audience in the Warner Brothers Theater at the Kenneth E. Behring Center.