provides maps, walking directions, news, events, and information on the various sites on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The Park Lens feature uses augmented reality to show you exactly where you are on the Mall, detailing close-by monuments and other points of interests. (National Park Service)
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."