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Emancipation Day in Mississippi

In Columbus, Mississippi, Emancipation Day is celebrated on May 8, known locally as "Eighth o’ May". As in other southern states, the local celebration commemorates the date in 1865 when African Americans in eastern Mississippi learned of their freedom.
The Emancipation Proclamation officially took effect on January 1, 1863. But in this part of Mississippi, the 8th of May has been celebrated in the black community as Emancipation Day. It was on May 8, 1865, that Union troops arrived from across the state line in Alabama and effectively put an end to slavery.
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Quotes & Wishes - A necessary preliminary A necessary preliminary

A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind.
John Maynard Keynes
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Quotes & Wishes - A war measure A war measure

Emancipation came to the colored race in America as a war measure. It was an act of military necessity. Manifestly it would have come without war, in the slower process of humanitarian reform and social enlightenment.
Wendell Willkie
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Quotes & Wishes - Almost two years later Almost two years later

The Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, was put into effect on January 1, 1863, but news of the Proclamation and enforcement did not reach Texas until after the end of the Civil War almost two years later.
Corrine Brown
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Quotes & Wishes - An expensive gift An expensive gift

Freedom is an expensive gift always worth fighting for. Even if it costs us!
Marck E. Estemil
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Quotes & Wishes - Arbitrary rule of other men Arbitrary rule of other men

Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.
Mortimer Adler
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