- Author / Director
- Publish / Release Date
- Jan 1, 1863
The Emancipation Proclamation
On January 1, 1863, the Proclamation changed the legal status under federal law of more than 3.5 million enslaved African Americans in the secessionist Confederate states from enslaved to free. As soon as a slave escaped the control of the Confederate government, either by running away across Union lines or...
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