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THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION

President Lincoln declares that enslaved people “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” on January 1, 1863.

When is The Emancipation Proclamation?

The Emancipation Proclamation is celebrated annually on January 1st.

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