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The Last Living Former Slave Only Died 50 Years Ago


THE LAST LIVING FORMER AMERICAN SLAVE…He Died Only 50 Years Ago Since a person born into slavery typically lacked birth certificates, Magee’s purported age of 130 has never been verified. However, Jet magazine wrote that, according to historians, “it would … Continue reading

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Emancipation Proclamation


President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of war. The proclamation declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.”

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