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Americans Commemorate Emancipation Proclamation's 150th Anniversaryi
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January 09, 2013
The presidential decree issued by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War freed African-American slaves in the rebellious southern states and is considered by many as the first step on the road to equality. Mana Rabiee, of VOA's Persian News Network, has this look at what the Proclamation means a century-and-a-half after it was written.

Americans Commemorate Emancipation Proclamation's 150th Anniversary

Published January 09, 2013

The presidential decree issued by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War freed African-American slaves in the rebellious southern states and is considered by many as the first step on the road to equality. Mana Rabiee, of VOA's Persian News Network, has this look at what the Proclamation means a century-and-a-half after it was written.