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Harlem Week: The Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 was the first step toward ending more than two centuries of African-American bondage in U.S.
Despite President Lincoln's decree, blacks would endure injustice, discrimination and violence long after the abolition of slavery
By Jay Mwamba / FOR THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 4:00 AM

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President Abraham Lincoln's executive order changed the course of U.S. history and future for blacks in America.


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It’s the most significant executive order ever issued by a United States President. A 1,754-word document in legalese, the Emancipation Proclamation ultimately changed the course of U.S. history and the future for black people in America.

Formally made public by Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863, during the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation dealt a major blow to the institution of slavery. Issued as a war measure, it essentially freed slaves in the ten Confederate states that were still in rebellion at that time – some 3.1 million of the 4 million people in bondage in the America,

What the measure didn’t do was end slavery or emancipate those in four slave-holding states – Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware – that were not part of the Confederacy. And slaves in Confederate areas captured by the Union army were exempt, too.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, a turning point for the only group of people to be brought to these shores in chains. And though it laid the foundation for a new beginning for African-Americans, there seems to be little fanfare over the proclamation’s sesquicentennial.

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