Featured text for January 2013
This month is the 150th anniversary of the issuing of this proclamation, which marked a significant turning point in American history. It was issued during the American Civil War by the President of the United States of America, rendering every slave in the opposing Confederate States of America permanently free, to be enforced by Union armed forces as territory was taken. It followed the earlier Proclamation 93, or Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, and together they are known as the Emancipation Proclamation. It did not apply to the United States, in which slaves were not freed until the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Collaborations for January 2013
|The current Proofread of the Month is|
Last month completed: The Varieties of Religious Experience
|The current Maintenance of the Month task is:|
Increasing consistency in displaying sister-project links
Previous maintenance: Newsletter relaunch
Two administrators have been confirmed in December 2012:
Two administrators will have their confirmation discussions in January 2013:
Over 100 000 validated pages
4 998 pages were validated on the English Wikisource in December 2012, reaching 100 947 validated pages at the end of the month. Wikisource registered users validate a lot of pages every day, and there are some WikiProjects focused on specific contents.