Emancipation Day, Richmond, Virginia, April 3, 1905

Glover, L. S. (Lycurgus S.), 1858-1935 and Detroit Publishing Co.1905

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Until Union troops arrived, the Emancipation Proclamation meant little to most slaves in the Confederate States of America. For African Americans living in Richmond, Virginia, the day of Emancipation came on April 3, 1865. The event continued to be celebrated annually on that day into the 20th century. This photograph shows the celebration in 1905, 40 years after the war ended.


  • Title: Emancipation Day, Richmond, Virginia, April 3, 1905
  • Creator: Glover, L. S. (Lycurgus S.), 1858-1935, Detroit Publishing Co.
  • Date: 1905-04-03
  • Date Created: 1905
  • Location: United States, Michigan, Detroit, United States, Virginia, Richmond
  • Subject Keywords: United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln). Emancipation Proclamation, Photographic prints, Photographs, African Americans, Civil wars, Commemorations, Liberty, Parades, Slavery
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=5892
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: P.DPC.018421
  • Image ID: THF118868
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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