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Title: Pacific Appeal - July 4, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer reflects on the years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He includes an excerpt from the Scholar's Manual which provides insight into the drafting of this important document. He notes that African American men fought in 1776 to secure the freedom this document represents, but it's only now that they can truly celebrate their own freedom.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: 1776; celebration; Confederacy; Declaration of Independence; freedom; holiday; Independence Day; July 4th; liberty; Scholar's Manual

People: Adams, John; Davis, Jefferson; Franklin, Benjamin; Jefferson, Thomas; Lee, Richard Henry; Livingston, R. R.; Sherman, Roger

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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