What was the result of the Emancipation Proclamation?
The Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in the Confederate
States. Although it could not be enforced when it was announced in
1863, it was followed by the 13th Amendment, which had the same
intent and affected the entire country.
Slaves were declared free in America, but the road to true
freedom was long and hard fought. Ultimately the Civil War had to
be won and post-war oppression had to be eradicated. Things like
the Jim Crow laws, the KKK, segregation, and poverty still greatly
affected the rights of African-Americans. It took roughly 100 years
after President Lincoln's famous words for Martin Luther King and
others to finally inspire the beginning of real equality in the