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The Emancipation Proclamation

Abraham Lincoln

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The executive order that gave all slaves freedom in the states still in the rebellion.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION:

By the President of the United States of America:

A PROCLAMATION

Whereas on the 22nd day of September, A.D. 1862, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit:

"That on the 1st day of January, A.D. 1863, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.

"That the executive will on the 1st day of January aforesaid, by proclamation, designate the States and part. . . Read More

Community Reviews

The Emancipation Proclamation is a moving and thought provoking document. It demonstrates a President's conviction to create change for the better good of all people in spite of the opposition of the times. During the Civil Rights movement of the 60's President Lyndon Johnson reminded us that eman

The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, in the second year of the Civil War. In a preliminary proclamation issued four months earlier, Lincoln stated that on the first of the year “all persons held as slaves” in “States and parts of States, if any, in which th

Abe Invoking God

This ignorant tranny manages to write eloquently for a person (man?) achieving Satanic Luciferian results murdering or maiming our children South & North for power of electoral legislators votes sectioning families causing genocide for the sake of royalty not loyalty. Never ever did

Better late (and for military reasons) than never.

I have read this before in middle school but re read it for my African American history class. I think I understood it better the second time around.

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