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In observance of African American/Black History Month, celebrated each year during the month of February, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) proudly announces the availability of original artwork.
tabHistory of Dr MLK 
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday celebrates his life and achievements and encourages people everywhere to reflect on the principles of nonviolent social change and racial equality. For history on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. click here






tabFacts About the Emancipation Proclamation 
Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862. It stipulated that if the Southern states did not cease their rebellion by January 1, 1863, then the Proclamation would go into effect. When the Confederacy did not yield, Lincoln issued the final Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. To view more fact about the Emancipation Proclamation click here.

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