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Emancipation Day in USA – Today’s holiday

Emancipation Day - federal holiday in USA

History of  Emancipation Day: Emancipation Day in the United States of America, is on  September 22, 1862, Abraham Lincoln issued an initial proclamation, which required all states to abandon slavery inside one hundred days. It declared all slaves “thenceforth and forever more free”. The Emancipation Proclamation went into effect on January 1, 1863. Compensated emancipation act was also launched after that.   The abolishment of slavery within […]

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