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Emancipation Proclamation (Executive order)

  • Type: Document
  • Length: 5 pages

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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1791/09/05 Robert Carter of Nomini Hall Life Robert Carter files a deed with the Northumberland County courthouse, manumitting (setting free), 452 slaves. It is said to be the largest emancipation by an individual person in the United States before 1860. Nomini Hall, Warsaw, VA Hague, VA Slavery In America
1862/05/11 Gen David Hunter Union General David Hunter issues General Order No 11: Slavery and martial law in a free country are altogether incompatible, the persons in these three States - Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina - heretofore held as slaves, are therefore declared forever free.
1862/07/22 Abraham Lincoln Author After working on the first draft at his summer cottage, Abraham Lincoln presents the Emancipation Proclamation to his full cabinet. Armed Forces Retirement Home-Washington Washington, DC
1863/01/01 Abraham Lincoln Author As America approaches its third year of bloody civil war, President Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation declaring "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free." Slavery In America
1863/12/08 Abraham Lincoln US President President Lincoln offers amnesty to any person who will take an oath supporting the Constitution and the Union and pledge to abide by all Federal laws and proclamations in reference to slavery made during the period of the rebellion. End of the American Civil War
1962/09/12 Martin Luther King Jr Speaker Martin L King delivers a speech at the Park Sheraton Hotel to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the issuance of Abraham Lincoln's Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. Park Central Hotel NYC New York City

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