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Speaker or author: Ward, Thomas Myers Decatur

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal

Hopeful speech regarding the future of African Americans now that the Emancipation Proclamation has been delivered and the slaves are free. The speaker stressed the sacrifice of those who had fought and died for freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 2,200 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1863-08-06

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

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln; Christianity; Civil War; education; emancipation; Emancipation Proclamation; government; justice; liberty; patriotism; prejudice; religion; soldiers

People: Lincoln, Abraham

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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