The Emancipation Proclamation is an executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War. The Proclamation immediately freed 50,000 slaves from the shackles of slavery.

What Black Pittsburgh Needs To Know | About Four Hundred Souls

What Black Pittsburgh Needs to Know About Four Hundred Souls will feature Brentin Mock, Bakari Kitwana, and Jemar Tisby. An epoch-defining history of African America, the first to appear in a generation, Four Hundred Souls is a chronological account of four hundred years of Black America as told by ninety of America’s leading Black writers. What Black Pittsburgh Needs to Know is moderated by Dr. Cheryl Hall-Russell, president of Black Women, Wise Women, LLC, and features remarks from Jasiri X, CEO of 1Hood Media, and Dr. Jamil Bey, President of UrbanKind Institute. DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed during this presentation are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 1Hood Media, 1Hood Power, and or its affiliates. What Black Pittsburgh Needs to Know is brought to you by the 1HOOD Media Network.

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