Emancipation broadside

Jacob Emerson

Amistad Research Center

Amistad Research Center
New Orleans, United States

Numerous abolitionist broadsides were printed prior to and during the Civil War. Many, such as those shown here, contained songs or poetry to be sung to popular tunes. The Complaint of a Fugitive Slave, sometimes referred to as Song of the Free, was sung to the tune of Oh! Susanna.


  • Title: Emancipation broadside
  • Creator: Jacob Emerson
  • Type: document
  • Rights: Physical rights are retained by the Amistad Research Center. The materials in this exhibition are being made available for personal and scholarly research use only. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws. If you are the rightful copyright holder of an item represented in this exhibition and wishes to have it removed, please submit a request to reference@amistadresearchcenter.org including proof of ownership and clear identification of the work.
  • Repository: Amistad Research Center
  • Date: 1863
  • Collection: William and Gene B. Haddon collection

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