- Associated Press - Saturday, November 14, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) - Rare copies of the 13th Amendment and the Emancipation Proclamation will be on display at a downtown Cincinnati museum about 150 years after it was passed.

Officials at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announced that beginning in January they will display the handwritten amendment that abolished slavery and involuntary servitude.

President Abraham Lincoln signed both documents.

The Freedom Center’s director of museum experience says the documents are rarely kept at museums longer than a few days, but that the stature and mission of the museum allowed it to keep the pair on display together for the first half of 2016.

Of the original 48 copies of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Lincoln, 26 still exist today. They are valued at about $3 million each.



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