Artwork of the Celebration of Emancipation Day in Charleston, South Carolina, Jan. 8, 1877. The procession forming near Citadel Square. Author Ira Berlin argues “that freedom’s arrival was the product not of a moment or a man, but of a process in which many participated ... a near-century-long process.”
Artwork of the Celebration of Emancipation Day in Charleston, South Carolina, Jan. 8, 1877. The procession forming near Citadel Square. Author Ira Berlin argues “that freedom’s arrival was the product not of a moment or a man, but of a process in which many participated ... a near-century-long process.” ASSOCIATED PRESS
Artwork of the Celebration of Emancipation Day in Charleston, South Carolina, Jan. 8, 1877. The procession forming near Citadel Square. Author Ira Berlin argues “that freedom’s arrival was the product not of a moment or a man, but of a process in which many participated ... a near-century-long process.” ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Historian Ira Berlin challenges emancipation assumptions

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