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sep 22, 1862 - Emancipation Proclamation Started

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Proclamation 95 was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by President Lincoln stating “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are and henceforward shall be free”. The executive order changed the federal legal status of more than 3 million enslaved people in the designated areas of the South from slave to free.

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Date:

sep 22, 1862
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~ 155 years ago
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