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Photos: Envisioning Emancipation — Black slaves after freedom

A new book features more than 150 photographs of former African American slaves at the Emancipation. The publication coincides with the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.
 

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 District of Columba  Compay E  Fourth U.S. Colored Infantry  at Fort Lincoln.
"District of Columba, Compay E, Fourth U.S. Colored Infantry, at Fort Lincoln."
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1862. Year before Emancipation Proclamation. Fugitive slaves fording the Rappahannock River.
1862. Year before Emancipation Proclamation. Fugitive slaves fording the Rappahannock River.
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1907. A black family in Savannah  Georgia
1907. A black family in Savannah, Georgia
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1905 Emancipation Day Parade
1905 Emancipation Day Parade
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Family of a black Union soldier: 1863-65
Family of a black Union soldier: 1863-65
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Rare photo: Men collect bodies of soldiers killed in battle  Cold Habor  Virginia  1865.
Rare photo: Men collect bodies of soldiers killed in battle, Cold Habor, Virginia, 1865.
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