Historical Flashback: Christmas and enslavement in the United States

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.

1851 Christmas Slavery Texas

1851 Christmas Slavery

1856 Christmas Slavery

1856 Christmas Slavery

1858 Christmas Slavery

1860 Christmas Slavery

1862 Christmas Slavery

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.
1865 Christmas Slavery
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