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An illustration depicting a white Union soldier reading the Emancipation Proclamation to an enslaved family. Image: Reuters

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The Emancipation Proclamation is displayed at the National Archives building in Washington, January 13, 2006. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War, formally proclaiming the freedom of all slaves held in areas still in revolt. This original document is displayed for public during four days once a year. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas - RP3DSFDJMCAA
The Emancipation Proclamation is on display at the National Archive Building in Washington. Image: REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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