When Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, he set in motion a series of events that changed the course of American history. Since then, African Americans have worked tirelessly to achieve equality between the races and bring new meaning to the phrase "All men are created equal." Free at Last is a graphic history focusing how slaves responded to their new freedom. It also chronicles the obstacles to emancipation. Free at Last is a wonderful way for reluctant readers to learn about this important period in history.