Emancipation Proclamation

Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday, and the announcement comes with mixed reactions.
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Justin Udo
June 19, 2019 - 3:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law in 1863, but it was not until June 19, 1865 when the last slaves in Galveston, Texas were told of the abolition of slavery. That date is known...
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To commemorate Freedom Day, as it is also known, the Seaport Museum brought in speakers, drummers and historians to tell the stories of enslaved and freed African-Americans.
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Justin Udo
June 19, 2018 - 7:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, a presidential order granting freedom to the country's more than 3.5 million enslaved African-Americans. Although Lincoln proclaimed the law, slavery was still indeed commonplace throughout the...
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