Forever stained by its history of slavery, America celebrates 150 years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 2013. The movie Lincoln tells the story from the perspective of President Abraham Lincoln, the man whose signature freed millions of people. But how quickly did change come for the enslaved?
Historian and Novelist A.J. Verdelle discusses the life and challenges faced by former slaves after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.