Emancipation Day, South Carolina, 1863

Description

Caption, The color-sergeant of the 1st South Carolina (Colored) addressing the regiment after having been presented with the Stars and Strips, at Smith's plantation, Port Royal, January 1. Shows former slaves of South Carolinia sea islands, freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, celebrating. Sergeant Prince Rivers and Corporal Robert Sutton present the colors, while the former addresses the crowd; white teachers and missionaries from the North are seated on the platform.

Source

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (Jan. 24, 1863), vol. 15, p. 276. (Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-88808)

Date Created

1863

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

NW0337

Spatial Coverage

North America--South Carolina

Citation

"Emancipation Day, South Carolina, 1863", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 21, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/530
Caption, The color-sergeant of the 1st South Carolina (Colored) addressing the regiment after having been presented with the Stars and Strips, at Smith's plantation, Port Royal, January 1. Shows former slaves of South Carolinia sea islands, freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, celebrating. Sergeant Prince Rivers and Corporal Robert Sutton present the colors, while the former addresses the crowd; white teachers and missionaries from the North are seated on the platform.
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