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 … .
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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 … .