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Feb. 1st - National Freedom Day

 

January 30, 2020



National Freedom Day is not a national holiday but one of the many “observed” holidays in the United States. Holidays such as Ground Hog Day (Feb. 2) or Halloween (Oc. 31) are also “observed” holidays.

National Freedom Day observes the signing of the resolution that banned slavery in the United States. The resolution was the 13th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution. It would set millions of slaves free.

It was 155 years ago on Feb. 1, 1865, that President Abraham Lincoln signed the joint resolution of the United States House and Senate proposing the outlawing of slavery in the...



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