Historical Flashback: Christmas and enslavement in the United States
The following historical newspaper articles relate to enslaved people of African descent around the Christmas season in United States.
On December 18, 1865, Secretary of State William H. Seward proclaimed the official adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. It was the first of the three Reconstruction Amendments adopted following the American Civil War.
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