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Emancipation Proclamation on Display

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Emancipation Proclamation on Display

Emancipation Proclamation on Display

Emancipation Proclamation on Display

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The Emancipation Proclamation returns home to Washington, D.C., today, just in time for the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial holiday. NPR's Renee Montagne explains the 160-year-old document's history and significance.