"Freedom to the Slave...Fight For the Stars and Stripes," 1863-1865

Summary

By 1863, the Union desperately needed reinforcements and African Americans were eager to help. After the Emancipation Proclamation, they were actively recruited into the army. Separated into their own regiments, they often experienced discrimination. These soldiers fought bravely, which changed the way many Americans thought about them. This broadside urges African-American enlistment in the Union Army.

By 1863, the Union desperately needed reinforcements and African Americans were eager to help. After the Emancipation Proclamation, they were actively recruited into the army. Separated into their own regiments, they often experienced discrimination. These soldiers fought bravely, which changed the way many Americans thought about them. This broadside urges African-American enlistment in the Union Army.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

1863-1865

Subject Date

1863-1865

Creators

Unknown

With Liberty & Justice For All
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in With Liberty & Justice for All

Object ID

98.94.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 17 in

Width: 14.875 in

Inscriptions

On verso is advertisement reading in part: ALL SLAVES WERE MADE FREEMEN BY Abraham LINCOLN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, JANUARY 1st, 1863. COME THEN ALL ABLE BODIED COLORED MEN TO THE NEAREST UNITED STATES CAMP AND FIGHT FOR THE STARS AND STRIPES /. Following it is the original verses of the JOHN BROWN SONG .

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