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Emancipation 150 years later


Bob Uzzel

Bob Uzzel

Jan. 1 marked the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, an order issued based on the president’s constitutional authority as commander in chief of the armed forces that proclaimed all those enslaved in Confederate territory to be forever free and ordered the army to treat as free those enslaved in areas in rebellion against the Union.

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