This blog page is being used by Belthorne Design Studios to share research information relating to US History from 1850 to 1900 and any other fantastic graphic design creations. Final quilt piece information can be found at the Quilting a Nation page (please click link to the right).
The Emancipation Proclamation was signed by Abraham Lincoln in January of 1863. This allowed slaves to run away and or be free. It only let the slaves be free if they were under the Federal Governments control. So only the ones in the north. The whole nation ended slavery in December of 1865.