Today, February 1, 2015, is the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s signing of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery throughout the United States. Today is also National Freedom Day, the official U.S. observance of this momentous occasion.
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Today, January 31, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of the narrow but momentous decision, by a bitterly divided U.S. Congress at the end of the Civil War, to abolish slavery throughout the United States. Why the Union began to take emancipation seriously In January 1865, the Civil War was in … .
We can now add Delaware to the list of U.S. states where there is a popular movement to finally acknowledge the history of slavery and, perhaps, to apologize for that history. The story until this month: in 2010, the Dover City Council passed a resolution, at the urging of the … .
This is the season for state legislatures to consider whether to finally offer an apology for their role in slavery and racial discrimination, as eight states in the North and South have seen fit to do in recent years. On Friday, we reported on the apology bill which has been … .