From Slavery to Freedom

Blacks Obtain Freedom

Country-wide Freedom for Blacks in the 1860's

In mid-year of 1862, President Lincoln declared a proclamation: the Emancipation Proclamation. However, the plantation owners and slave-holding farmers of the south were not pleased with this declaration. Never-the-less, the proclamation stated that the slaves within the rebellious state were, as of the first of January in 1863, to be considered free.