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The Berkshires

Emancipation Proclamation tour makes a local stop

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ALBANY, N.Y. – A piece of history is making a stop in Albany this weekend. The only surviving version of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in President Lincoln's handwriting is at the New York State Museum.

The two-day exhibit is part of a statewide tour of the document.

Both the Proclamation and a manuscript of a speech delivered by Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Junior in 1962 for the Proclamation's centennial will be on display today and tomorrow, from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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