"Centennial," 1876. (Wadsworth Athenaeum)

"Centennial,"lithograph, ca. 1876.
(The Amistad Foundation, Simpson Collection)

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Although the imagery of "Centennial" presented the Emancipation Proclamation as the culmination of the Declaration's promise, by 1876 American efforts to extend equal citizenship rights to black Americans had begun to wane.

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