Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My Ancestors.... back in the 1800's !

The first issue of the anti-slavery newspaper,The Liberator, was published by William Lloyd Garrison on this date in 1831! This paper was known for its relentless advocacy to free all enslaved people and was printed until 1865.

You can read some of the first issue here:

The Emancipation Proclamation is 150 Years Old Today

We've collected the stories and rare photos of blacks at the dawn of freedom -->

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